At the HCPC, we are aiming to be recognised as an organisation that actively upholds and promotes best practice in equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI).
Improving the quantity and quality of our diversity data is an important step towards achieving this aim. Between December 2020 and March 2021, we collected diversity data from 51,710 registrants across the 15 health and care professions we regulate in a voluntary survey. This represents 18% of the HCPC Register and a three-fold increase in responses as compared with our 2019/20 survey.
We have used this data to create individual profession factsheets which can be found on our website. These factsheets break down the key EDI information by profession and show how the demographics of each group compare to the demographics of HCPC registrants overall. You can also read the full report here.
This data enables us to better understand our registrants and provides valuable information for our internal teams to inform our processes and projects over the next year. We hope they also provide useful and interesting insights for our Professional Bodies and Royal Colleges, and for current and aspiring registrants.
We will continue our work on EDI in the new year, including our regular EDI forums. In addition, the HCPC will now collect EDI data through our online system to ensure our information continues to be relevant and accurate.