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Promoting the value of regulation

Aim: The public, registrants, students and employers understand the value and importance of regulated health and care professionals

In 2021-22 we will further this aim by:


Delivering year one of our Registrant health & wellbeing strategy

In 2020, the Council approved the strategy and action plan which was developed from the outputs of the University of Surrey’s research into ‘experiences of the Fitness to Practise process’.

This sets out that we will be empathetic in our interactions, demonstrate fairness and cultivate professionalism through a supportive, transparent and collaborative approach.

In year 1, we have committed to embedding the findings of the research into all employee learning and development, implementing an organisation-wide tone of voice review to improve how we communicate and improve our stakeholders’ understanding of regulation and our regulatory functions.  

We will achieve:

  • Embed the benefits of the MoU on mental health support for professionals
  • Our communications will be more human, accessible and compassionate
  • Improved understanding and perceptions of our regulatory functions, particularly Fitness to Practise

Read more on the registrant health & wellbeing strategy


Preparing for Regulatory Reform

This year will see significant reforms to the healthcare systems in England. We intend to play a central role in the regulatory reform proposals in the Future of Health and Care White Paper and the Health and Care Bill. 

We will work collaboratively with the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), parliamentary bodies such as the Health & Social Care Select Committee, professional regulators, the PSA and other stakeholders to shape and inform these proposals and improvements to the legislative framework that underpins professional regulation and our work across the UK.

We will put forward a positive vision for multiprofession regulation, locking in the lessons learned from COVID and setting out an ambitious plan for transformation based on a preventative approach.

We will achieve:

  • An informed organisational response to the consultation on regulatory reform
  • A clear position on the priorities for the HCPC for regulatory reform
Page updated on: 25/03/2021