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Consultation on guidance on social media for registrants


Sunday 02 October, 2016 , Friday 13 January, 2017


This consultation has closed

This consultation is now closed.

We are seeking views on draft social media guidance.

We have written this document to provide guidance to registrants who use social media. It explains how to use social media in a way that meets our standards.

We want to make clear that our expectations of registrants' behaviour extends to their use of social media, whilst recognising that the vast majority of registrants who use this medium already do so responsibly and without any difficulties at all.

The guidance cannot cover every issue that might come up. We have therefore focused on the issues which registrants and other stakeholders have told us they come across most frequently

You can download a copy of the consultation document and the draft guidance below. You will need to refer to these when responding. 

There are a number of ways to respond to the consultation:

Complete our online survey
Email your comments to:
Write to us at:

Consultation on social media guidance
Policy and Standards Department
Health and Care Professions Council
Park House
184 Kennington Park Road
SE11 4BU

The closing date for responses is Friday 13 January 2017. We look forward to receiving your feedback.

If you would like to receive a copy of the consultation in hard copy, in Welsh, or in an alternative format, please contact us by emailing or phoning +44 (0)20 7840 9815.