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Consultation on revised guidance on returning to practice


Sunday 17 July, 2016 , Thursday 06 October, 2016


This consultation has closed

This consultation is now closed.

We are seeking views on draft revised guidance on returning to practice.

Our returning to practice requirements help to ensure that registrants who have been out of practice for more than two years, and wish to return, update their knowledge and skills in order to resume safe and effective practice. We produce guidance to help people who have taken a break from practising, or are considering doing so, to understand our requirements.

The guidance was last published in 2006 and we have updated it to make sure it continues to be clear and helpful.

You can download a copy of the consultation document and the draft revised 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 returning to practice 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 7 October 2016. 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 by phoning +44(0)207 840 9815.