Over the past year, we have faced many challenges arising from the impact of Covid-19, and we have worked hard and at pace to support health and care professionals at the forefront of the response to the pandemic.
We know that these challenges will continue to shape the future of the UK’s health and care sector, and the innovation we have shown in recent months must guide our work in the years ahead.
We need a Corporate Strategy which sets out how we will do that. Today, we have published the draft of this strategy and launched a consultation, so that you can have your say in the future direction of the HCPC.
The draft strategy seeks to ensure we uphold the highest standards in the professions we regulate; protecting the public and inspiring their confidence. We strive to be more collaborative and empathetic in our approach, and develop our insight and intelligence functions to ensure the very best outcomes.
Our vision is to be the UK’s foremost healthcare multi-profession regulator. This reflects our ambition. It also reflects our recognition that, as a regulator, our focus should not only be on fulfilling our statutory duty, but also on being the very best for the public we protect, and the Registrants we regulate.
We are seeking views from all our stakeholders, including registrants, employers, educators, service users, carers and members of the public on this draft vision, and the other key components which make up our draft corporate strategy.
John Barwick, Chief Executive of the HCPC comments:
“While we are experiencing one of the most challenging times in the history of UK healthcare, the time is right for us to set a strategy for the next five years which provides a clear direction for the future of the HCPC.
“We believe we have developed a draft strategy which does this, which is underpinned by our values and a commitment to protecting the public. We welcome any views on the strategy, as we want to ensure that it reflects what is best both for the public and our registrants.”
Christine Elliott, Chair of the HCPC adds:
“During the pandemic, we have seen the very best of what the HCPC can do as a regulator. Amid tough challenges, we have responded quickly and effectively, with innovative and practical measures such as the creation of our temporary registers.
Our draft Corporate Strategy ensures that we are taking forward this drive and ambition to create a HCPC which delivers for everyone. I look forward to hearing and reading the thoughts of all those with an interest in our work.”