The HCPC Professional Liaison Service was established in 2020 following a decision to invest in more upstream regulation. Upstream regulation describes an approach to regulation that is focussed on prevention, partnership and support.
Working in partnership with employers, our new Professional Liaison Service aims to influence and support the development of cultures, working environments and practices that will enable our registrants to embed and achieve high professional standards.
There is no charge for the consultancy support and educational programmes provided by the Professional Liaison Service. We are committed to supporting the professionalism of our registrants and preventing harm.
Professionalism in Practice is a suite of evidence-based workshops and learning sets for registrants, their managers and leadership teams. Delivered at your place of work by our Professional Liaison Consultants, and drawing on our learning from research, intelligence and our fitness to practise work, Professionalism in Practice will:
increase understanding of the impact of working cultures on professional practice, wellbeing and disengagement, and influence the creation of a supportive culture
explore what it means to be a healthcare professional, professional values and behaviours, the key influences in the work environment that allow professionalism to thrive and the impact of unprofessional behaviours.
support and empower staff to speak up and raise concerns and achieve their duty of candor requirements
explore the benefits of and encourage the provision of effective supervision in the workplace
explore when and why behaviour amongst colleagues crosses a boundary and becomes sexual, and the impact of this behaviour on colleagues and patient safety
develop understanding of fitness to practise and encourage greater local resolution, where appropriate, and improved referrals where necessary.
#myhcpcstandards is programme of webinars and workshops for registrants, which explores the Standards and how to achieve and embed them in practice. We work through practical examples of every day ethical and professional challenges.
Joining the UK workforce is a programme of webinars and workshops designed for international registrants who have recently registered with the HCPC. To support the transition to UK practice, we consider some of the ethical issues that registrants may come across in practice or may have encountered already.
Becoming a health and care professional is a programme delivered to first and final year students on HCPC approved programmes. We explore the role of the HCPC, our Standards and the support we offer to students.
Professional Liaison Consultants
How to contact us
You can contact our Professional Liaison Service at: