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Registration renewal for arts therapists starts Thursday 1 March 2018

06 Mar 2018

Registration renewal for arts therapists starts Thursday 1 March 2018

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration renewal period for arts therapists opens on Thursday 1 March 2018 and closes on Thursday 31 May 2018. The HCPC will write to all arts therapists at the beginning of March with information on how to renew.

To renew, registrants must complete a professional declaration and pay a renewal fee no later than midnight on Thursday 31 May 2018 to avoid being removed from the Register. The easiest and quickest way to renew is online via www.hcpc-uk.org/renew

A random sample of 2.5 per cent of the profession will also be selected to submit a continuing professional development (CPD) profile during this period. Those selected for audit will receive a separate letter after the renewal notices are sent out. More information, including sample profiles, activity types and video guidance, is available at www.hcpc-uk.org/cpd

The fee is tax deductible, which means that registrants paying the standard 20 per cent tax rate can reclaim a 20 per cent refund from HMRC.

“Our online system provides a quick and easy way to renew, and we want to encourage registrants to use this resource. We would advise all speech and language therapists who wish to remain on the Register to renew as early as possible to ensure that you can continue to practice without disruption.”

Sammuel Yemane

HCPC Registration Manager

Registrants can email registration@hcpc-uk.org with any queries on renewal or the CPD audit process Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

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Further information

Information on the HCPC registration renewal process

Find out more on the CPD audit process

Find out information on claiming back tax on registration fees

Registrants can contact the HCPC Registration Department Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm on 0300 500 4472

Notes to editors

The Health and Care Professions Council is an independent regulator set up by the Health and Social Work Professions Order 2001. The HCPC keeps a register for 16 different health and care professions and only registers people who meet the standards it sets for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health. The HCPC will take action against professionals who do not meet these standards or who use a protected title illegally.


The HCPC currently regulates the following 16 professions. Each of these professions has one or more ‘protected titles’. Anyone who uses one of these titles must register with the HCPC. The full list of protected titles can be found below.


The HCPC regulates social workers in England. Social workers in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are separately regulated by the relevant Care Council in that country.


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Professions and protected titles

  • An arts therapist is a psychological therapist who has arts-based experience and training in psychological interventions using drama, music or art as their primary mode of communication.

    Protected titles

    • Art psychotherapist
    • Art therapist
    • Dramatherapist
    • Music therapist

    Check the Register to make sure a professional is registered and to see if any entitlements are annotated on their record. 

  • A biomedical scientist analyses specimens from patients to provide data to help doctors diagnose and treat disease.

    Protected titles

    • Biomedical scientist

    Check the Register to make sure a professional is registered and to see if any entitlements are annotated on their record. 

  • A chiropodist / podiatrist diagnoses and treats disorders, diseases and deformities of the feet.

    Protected titles

    • Chiropodist
    • Podiatrist

    Annotations

    • Independent prescribing (IP)
    • Supplementary prescribing (SP)
    • Prescription-only medicines – administration (POM–A)
    • Prescription-only medicines – sale / supply (POM–S)

    Check the Register to make sure a professional is registered and to see if any entitlements are annotated on their record. 

  • A clinical scientist oversees specialist tests for diagnosing and managing disease. They advise doctors on tests and interpreting data, and carry out research to understand diseases.

    Protected titles

    • Clinical scientist

    Check the Register to make sure a professional is registered and to see if any entitlements are annotated on their record. 

  • A dietitian uses the science of nutrition to create eating plans for patients to treat medical conditions. They promote good health by helping to facilitate a positive change in food choices.

    Protected titles

    • Dietitian
    • Dietician

    Annotations

    • Supplementary prescribing (SP) 

    Check the Register to make sure a professional is registered and to see if any entitlements are annotated on their record. 

  • Hearing aid dispensers work in private practice to assess, fit and provide aftercare for hearing aids.

    Protected titles

    • Hearing aid dispenser

    We also regulate the protected function of HAD.

    Check the Register to make sure a professional is registered and to see if any entitlements are annotated on their record. 

  • An occupational therapist uses specific activities to limit the effects of disability and promote independence in all aspects of daily life.

    Protected titles

    • Occupational therapist

    Check the Register to make sure a professional is registered and to see if any entitlements are annotated on their record. 

  • Operating department practitioners provide individualised care and skilled support alongside medical and nursing colleagues during the anaesthetic, surgical and recovery phases of a surgical procedure.

    Protected titles

    • Operating department practitioner

    Check the Register to make sure a professional is registered and to see if any entitlements are annotated on their record. 

  • An orthoptist specialises in diagnosing and treating visual problems involving eye movement and alignment.

    Protected titles

    • Orthoptist

    Check the Register to make sure a professional is registered and to see if any entitlements are annotated on their record. 

  • Paramedics provide specialist care and treatment to patients who are either acutely ill or injured. They can administer a range of drugs and carry out certain surgical techniques.

    Protected titles

    • Paramedic

    Annotations

    • Independent prescribing (IP)
    • Supplementary prescribing (SP)

    Check the Register to make sure a professional is registered and to see if any entitlements are annotated on their record. 

  • Physiotherapists deal with human function and movement, and help people to achieve their full physical potential. They use physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore wellbeing.

    Protected titles

    • Physiotherapist
    • Physical therapist

    Annotations

    • Independent prescribing (IP)
    • Supplementary prescribing (SP)

    Check the Register to make sure a professional is registered and to see if any entitlements are annotated on their record. 

  • Psychology is the scientific study of people, the mind and behaviour. Psychologists attempt to understand the role of mental functions in individual and social behaviour.

    Protected titles

    • Practitioner psychologist
    • Registered psychologist
    • Clinical psychologist
    • Forensic psychologist
    • Counselling psychologist
    • Health psychologist
    • Educational psychologist
    • Occupational psychologist
    • Sport and exercise psychologist

    Check the Register to make sure a professional is registered and to see if any entitlements are annotated on their record. 

  • Prosthetists / orthotists supply prostheses and orthoses to patients. A prosthesis is a device that replaces a missing body part. An orthosis is fitted to an existing body part.

    Protected titles

    • Prosthetist
    • Orthotist

    Check the Register to make sure a professional is registered and to see if any entitlements are annotated on their record. 

  • Therapeutic radiographers plan and deliver treatment using radiation.

    Diagnostic radiographers produce and interpret high-quality images of the body to diagnose injuries and diseases.

    Protected titles

    • Radiographer
    • Diagnostic radiographer
    • Therapeutic radiographer

    Annotations for therapeutic radiographers

    • Independent prescribing (IP)
    • Supplementary prescribing (SP) 

    Annotations for diagnostic radiographers

    • Supplementary prescribing (SP) 

    Check the Register to make sure a professional is registered and to see if any entitlements are annotated on their record. 

  • A speech and language therapist assesses, treats and helps to prevent speech, language and swallowing difficulties.

    Protected titles

    • Speech and language therapist
    • Speech therapist

    Check the Register to make sure a professional is registered and to see if any entitlements are annotated on their record. 

Page updated on: 30/11/2018
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