The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), in collaboration with eight other professional health and care regulators, has published the latest Whistleblowing disclosures report for 2023.
The report details all whistleblowing concerns raised with each organisation.
Seven whistleblowing disclosures were made to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) during the financial year 2022/23. Four were made to the Policy and Standards Department and three were made to the Education Department.
The disclosures came from employees and former employees of referenced organisations. HCPC registrants from two professions made disclosures, physiotherapists, and paramedics. We also received one anonymous disclosure.
We regularly review disclosures to see whether we need to improve any of our publicly available information, including guidance on our standards.
Since last year’s report we have continued to implement our Whistleblowing module in induction eLearning for all new employees, which explains how employees are protected by our policies and the law, the correct procedure to follow to maintain protection and what to do if employees feel that they have suffered because of the whistleblowing disclosure.