The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration renewal period for hearing aid dispensers and chiropodists / podiatrists opens on Tuesday 1 May 2018 and closes on Tuesday 31 July 2018. The HCPC will write to all hearing aid dispensers and chiropodists / podiatrists at the beginning of May with information on how to renew.
To renew, registrants must complete a professional declaration and pay a renewal fee no later than midnight on Tuesday 31 July 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.
Sammuel Yemane, HCPC Registration Manager, commented:
"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 hearing aid dispensers and chiropodists / podiatrists who wish to remain on the Register to renew as early as possible to ensure that you can continue to practice without disruption."
Registrants can email firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries on renewal or the CPD audit process Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.