There are profession-specific changes, to ensure the SOPs reflect contemporary threshold-level practice.
Revisions for each profession reflect the extent of developments in practice within that profession, in line with feedback from our consultation exercise.
The revised standards for each of the 15 professions will come into effect on 1 September 2023
These changes are included in the documents linked below.
Download revised standards
|Arts therapists||Changes||Revised standards|
|Biomedical scientists||Changes||Revised standards|
|Chiropodists / podiatrists||Changes||Revised standards|
|Clinical scientists||Changes||Revised standards|
|Hearing aid dispensers||Changes||Revised standards|
|Occupational therapists||Changes||Revised standards|
|Operating department practitioners||Changes||Revised standards|
|Practitioner psychologists||Changes||Revised standards|
|Prosthetists / orthotists||Changes||Revised standards|
|Speech and language therapists||Changes||Revised standards|
You may find it helpful to use our simple gap analysis tool to understand how the changes to the standards will affect you and your scope of practice
Page updated on: 23/11/2022