Welcome to the fourteenth fitness to practise annual report of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) covering the period 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017. This report provides information about the work we do in considering allegations about the fitness to practise of our registrants. In 2016–17, the number of individuals on our Register increased by 2.5 per cent. The number of new fitness to practise concerns we received increased by 6.2 per cent (from 2,127 concerns in 2015–16 to 2,259 in 2016–17). The proportion of the Register affected still remains low, with only 0.64 per cent of registrants (or one in 164) being subject to a new concern in 2016–17.