Health and Care Professions Council

Inquiry status: oral evidence concluded, report published

This inquiry scrutinises the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPS).

The HCPC is an independent statutory regulator of individuals across 16 health, psychological and social work professions. Its main objective is to safeguard the health and wellbeing of persons using or needing the services of its registrants. The HCPC also protects professional titles, with all the professions having at least one protected title.



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