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Other regulators

We work closely with the other UK health regulators to share best practice


What to do if your application to the Register has been refused

Dual registration

In a few circumstances, professionals will need to apply for dual registration

Professions and protected titles

The professions we regulate have one or more designated titles that are protected by law and professionals must be registered to use them


Details of our policies including equality, diversity and inclusion and the Welsh language scheme

Raise a concern as a member of the public

How to raise a concern about a HCPC registered professional if you are a member of the public

Standards of conduct, performance and ethics

The standards we set for all the professionals on our Register, stating in broad terms our expectations of their behaviour and conduct.

Case studies

These case studies will help explain how you might assess risk, manage your fitness to practise and ensure you continue to meet your HCPC standards.

Bringing profession into disrepute / inappropriate comments on social media

Case study: A paramedic self-referred after he posted inappropriate comments on social media, which caused his employer to suspend him.

Breach of confidentiality

Case study: An occupational therapist's employer raised concerns with us after the registrant left a notepad containing confidential information, pertaining to a number of service users, at the home address of a service user.

Inappropriate relationship with patient

Case study: A psychologist’s employer raised concerns that the registrant had taken a service user on a trip involving an overnight stay in a shared hotel room, bought the service user alcohol and appeared to be under the influence of alcohol in the presence of the service user.

Failure to maintain adequate records

Case study: A dietitian’s employer raised concerns about their clinical practice and conduct, following a number of incidents relating to six different service users.

Unsafe clinical practice

Case study: A biomedical scientist’s employer raised concerns following an incident where the registrant failed to follow procedure. When processing samples, the registrant failed to prevent contamination, which led to inaccurate results.