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Consultation on guidance for disabled people wanting to become health and care professionals


Dydd Mawrth 30 Medi, 2014 , Dydd Gwener 16 Ionawr, 2015


This consultation has closed

This consultation has now closed.

We consulted with stakeholders for their views on draft guidance for disabled people about becoming a health and care professional regulated by the HCPC. This was produced following a review of the existing guidance (‘A disabled person’s guide to becoming a health professional’) which was published in 2006.

The primary aim of the guidance is to provide information to help overcome any perceived boundaries or obstacles to disabled people becoming qualified in their chosen profession and becoming registered with us. The guidance also includes information for staff working for approved education providers about their responsibilities when making decisions about disabled applicants and students.

In 2014 we commissioned a team at Coventry University to undertake some research for us with disabled people and staff involved in education and training to help us update and improve the guidance. We then consulted on revised guidance.

You can download copies of the consultation document and the draft guidance below. 

Participants were invited to respond to the consultation in the following ways:

By completing an online survey (now closed)
By emailing us at
By writing to us at the following address:
Consultation on disability guidance
Policy and Standards Department
Health and Care Professions Council
Park House
184 Kennington Park Road
SE11 4BU

If you would like to request the consultation document in hard copy or in alternative formats, please email or call 0207 840 9815.

The deadline for responses to the consultation was 16 January 2015.