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Closure of the COVID-19 Temporary Register

23 Mar 2022

The Government has announced that the healthcare professions temporary registers, including the HCPC temporary register, are set to close on 30 September 2022.

"The temporary register has been a vital mechanism to support the rapid deployment of additional Allied Health Professionals, healthcare scientists and other professionals over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, at a time when their skills and expertise had never been more acutely needed."

"More than 22,000 former registrants were added to the register, giving them the chance to rejoin the workforce and support patients, the public and other healthcare professionals."

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who returned to practice and provided a vital boost to the health and care system over the past two years, and would strongly encourage those who are currently on the temporary register who have not already done so to submit an application to join the main HCPC register.”

John Barwick

Chief Executive and Registrar of HCPC

Read the Department of Health and Social Care statement here

Page updated on: 23/03/2022