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Health and social care regulators

We work closely with the other UK health regulators to share best practice in a variety of areas. These include HR, education, equality and diversity, communications and governance

There are 13 health and social care regulators, including the HCPC, whose role is to protect the public. You can check an individual is registered with the relevant regulator to make sure that they meet professional standards. 

Health and social care regulators

  • Regulates: Chiropractors

    Tel: +44 (0)20 7713 5155
    Website: www.gcc-uk.org

  • Regulates: Dentists, dental therapists, dental nurses, dental technicians, clinical dental technicians and orthodontic therapists

    Tel: +44 (0)20 7887 3800
    Website: www.gdc-uk.org

  • Regulates: Doctors

    Tel: +44 (0)845 357 8001 
    Website: www.gmc-uk.org

  • Regulates: Dispensing opticians and optometrists

    Tel: +44 (0)20 7580 3898
    Website: www.optical.org  

  • Regulates: Osteopaths

    Tel: +44 (0)20 7357 6655
    Website: www.osteopathy.org.uk 

  • Regulates: Arts therapists, biomedical scientists, chiropodists / podiatrists, clinical scientists, dietitians, hearing aid dispensers, occupational therapists, operating department practitioners, orthoptists, paramedics, physiotherapists, practitioner psychologists, prosthetists / orthotists, radiographers and speech and language therapists

    Tel: +44 (0)845 300 6184
    Website: www.hcpc-uk.org 

  • Regulates: Nurses and midwives (in the UK) and nursing associates (England only)

    Tel: +44 (0)20 7333 6622 
    Website: www.nmc-uk.org 

  • Regulates: Pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy premises

    Tel: +44 (0)20 3713 8000
    Website: www.pharmacyregulation.org 

  • Regulates: Pharmacists and pharmacy premises in Northern Ireland

    Tel: +44 (0)28 9032 6927 
    Website: www.psni.org.uk 

  • Regulates: Social workers in England

    Tel: +44 (0)808 196 2274
    Website: www.socialworkengland.org.uk

  • Regulates: The social care workforce (Northern Ireland only)

    Tel: +44 (0)28 9041 7600
    Website: www.niscc.info 

  • Regulates: The social care workforce (Wales only) 

    Tel: +44 (0)29 2022 6257 
    Website: www.socialcare.wales 

  • Regulates: The social service workforce (Scotland only)

    Tel: +44 (0)845 603 0891
    Website: www.sssc.uk.com 

Page updated on: 17/10/2018
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