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
Tel: 020 7713 5155
Regulates: Dentists, dental therapists, dental nurses, dental technicians, clinical dental technicians, and orthodontic therapists
Tel: 020 7887 3800
Tel: 0845 357 8001
Regulates: Dispensing opticians and optometrists
Tel: 020 7580 3898
Tel: 020 7357 6655
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
Regulates: Nurses, midwives, and specialist community public health nurses.
Tel: 020 7333 6622
Regulates: pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy premises.
Tel: 020 3713 8000
Regulates: Pharmacists and pharmacy premises in Northern Ireland
Tel: 028 9032 6927
Regulates: The social care workforce (Northern Ireland only)
Tel: 028 9041 7600
Regulates: The social care workforce (Wales only)
Tel: 029 2022 6257
Responsible for registering people who work in social services (Scotland only)
Tel: 0845 60 30 891