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We currently regulate 16 health and care professions, click on each profession for more details:

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, social workers in England, speech and language therapists.


Therapeutic radiographers plan and deliver treatment using radiation.

Diagnostic radiographers produce and interpret high-quality images of the body to diagnose injuries and diseases.

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Diagnostic Radiographer
Therapeutic Radiographer

Number of registrants: 28,060 (03/04/14)

Professional bodies:

Each of the professions regulated by us has at least one professional body and/or association. These organisations do work which may include promoting the profession, representing members, curriculum frameworks, post registration education and training and continuing professional development. Whilst these organisations are separate from the HCPC, their role may be complementary to ours, which is why we have provided their contact details below:

The Society & College of Radiographers
207 Providence Square
Mill Street
Telephone: 020 7740 7200

Current renewal start date: 01 March 2014

Current renewal end date: 28 February 2016

Next renewal start date: 01 March 2016

Next renewal end date: 28 February 2018

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Professions currently renewing

- 30 April 2014

Arts therapists
- 31 May 2014

- 30 June 2014

Download the renewal poster to see upcoming renewal dates for all professions.

In order to remain registered with us, registrants must continue to meet the standards that we set for your profession. Click here for more information.

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