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Health and social care regulators

We work closely with the other UK health regulators to share best practice in a variety of areas. These include HR, education, equality and diversity, communications and governance

There are twelve health and social care regulators, including the HCPC, whose role is to protect the public. You can check an individual is registered with the relevant regulator to make sure that they meet professional standards. 

Health and social care regulators

  • Regulates: Chiropractors

    Tel: 020 7713 5155
    Website: www.gcc-uk.org

  • Regulates: Dentists, dental therapists, dental nurses, dental technicians, clinical dental technicians, and orthodontic therapists

    Tel: 020 7887 3800
    Website: www.gdc-uk.org

  • Regulates: Doctors

    Tel: 0845 357 8001 
    Website: www.gmc-uk.org 

  • Regulates: Dispensing opticians and optometrists

    Tel: 020 7580 3898
    Website: www.optical.org  

  • Regulates: Osteopaths

    Tel: 020 7357 6655
    Website: www.osteopathy.org.uk 

  • Regulates: Arts therapists, Biomedical Scientists, Chiropodists/ Podiatrists, Clinical Scientists, Dieticians, Hearing Aid Dispensers, Occupational Therapists, Operating Department Practitioners, Orthoptists, Paramedics, Physiotherapists, Practitioner Psychologists, Prosthetists and Orthotists, Radiographers, Social workers in England and Speech and Language Therapists

    Tel: 44 (0)845 300 6184
    Website: www.hcpc-uk.org 

  • Regulates: Nurses, midwives, and specialist community public health nurses. 

    Tel: 020 7333 6622 
    Website: www.nmc-uk.org 

  • Regulates: pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy premises. 

    Tel: 020 3713 8000
    Website: www.pharmacyregulation.org 

  • Regulates: Pharmacists and pharmacy premises in Northern Ireland

    Tel: 028 9032 6927 
    Website: www.psni.org.uk 

  • Regulates: The social care workforce (Northern Ireland only)

    Tel: 028 9041 7600
    Website: www.niscc.info 

  • Regulates: The social care workforce (Wales only) 

    Tel: 029 2022 6257 
    Website: www.socialcare.wales 

  • Responsible for registering people who work in social services (Scotland only)

    Tel: 0845 60 30 891
    Website: www.sssc.uk.com 

Page updated on: 17/10/2018
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