In light of the latest Government advice, we have reviewed these pages
Please keep checking the hub for the latest advice
We continue to provide as much up-to-date information and support to facilitate you and your employees in managing this challenging time.
This includes information on the temporary register, details about our expectations of registrants in relation to the standards during the COVID-19 pandemic, and contact details for our professional liaison lead should you have any questions.
Healthy professionals are vital to ensure service users receive good care, and so we will continue to provide as much support as we can around infection control and mental health and wellbeing.
Managing HCPC registrants during the COVID-19 pandemic
Please see our service updates page for information about how our education, registration, and fitness to practise functions are delivering services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We have also issued a joint statement with the Chief Executives of statutory health and care regulators which sets out how we will carry out our roles during this time.
We recognise that our registrants are working in challenging environments and will be delivering healthcare in different ways. This will impact the application of all our Standards of conduct, performance and ethics.
We have developed information pages on applying the standards during COVID-19. These cover each of the ten overarching standards of the Standards of conduct, performance and ethics and outline our expectations for how they will be met during the COVID-19 pandemic.
More support and advice can be found on our Employer Hub.
About the COVID-19 temporary register
Mewn ymateb i bandemig COVID-19, mae'r HCPC wedi gweithio gyda Llywodraeth y DU i greu cofrestr dros dro COVID-19, o ddwy ran.
Ein bwriad wrth wneud hynny yw sicrhau nad oes rhwystrau rheoliadol i'r ddau grŵp canlynol ymarfer dros dro:
- Cyn-unigolion cofrestredig sydd wedi dadgofrestru o fewn y tair blynedd diwethaf.
- Myfyrwyr y drydedd flwyddyn, ar raglenni a gymeradwywyd yn y DU, sydd wedi cwblhau eu holl leoliadau ymarfer clinigol.
Rydym wedi cymryd pob cam posibl i leihau'r risgiau i'r cyhoedd, gan hefyd weithredu cyn gynted â phosibl i sicrhau bod y GIG yn cael ei baratoi orau ar gyfer y pandemig COVID-19.
Rydym wedi sicrhau nad oes neb yn ymddangos ar y rhestr hon a fu'n destun pryderon addasrwydd i ymarfer yn y gorffennol.
Rydym hefyd wedi penderfynu eithrio anodiadau ar gofrestr (iau) dros dro COVID-19.
Mae hyn yn golygu na fydd cofrestreion ar gofrestr dros dro COVID-19 yn gallu ymarfer mewn meysydd risg uchel, fel rhagnodi neu lawdriniaeth podiatreg.
Fodd bynnag, gall hyn newid, a byddwn yn parhau i fonitro datblygiadau i sicrhau bod hwn yn parhau i fod yn ddull priodol.
Gallwch ddod o hyd i Gofrestr dros dro COVID-19 yma.
COVID-19 temporary registrants who go back into practice will need to meet the Standards of conduct, performance and ethics and the standards of proficiency for your profession (as far as they relate to your scope of practice).
They will not need to meet our standards for CPD, nor will they be subject to CPD audit. This reflects that registration is a temporary, short term measure. However, they should take all steps possible to ensure their skills, knowledge and experience are kept up to date when practising. We have provided more information about this here.
The HCPC standards will only apply to people on the COVID-19 temporary Register if they return to practice. If they do not return to practice, the HCPC standards will not apply to them in their personal life.
Please note, the COVID-19 temporary register should not be read as a list of professionals ready to enter practice, or who are in any way verified to be meeting the standards and safe to return. It is the responsibility of the individual and prospective employer to determine this, based on their individual circumstances.
If you have a concern about a COVID-19 temporary registrant, please email email@example.com. There is additional guidance on raising a concern available on our website.
Please note, due to the nature of the register, and the increased risks involved, any concern raised which meets our Triage test (as explained in our Threshold Policy) will result in removal from the Register with immediate effect.
We would encourage employers to read the guidance we have issued on COVID-19 temporary registrants and the standards. In particular, this sets out our positon regarding a COVID-19 temporary registrant’s scope of practice and how we will consider the standards if a concern is raised.
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