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Consultation on changes to profession-specific standards of proficiency for biomedical scientists

31/03/2014 - 20/06/2014

This consultation has now closed.

We consulted on proposed changes to the profession-specific standards of proficiency for biomedical scientists.

The standards of proficiency explain the key obligations that the HCPC expects of registered health, psychological, and social care professionals. They contain generic standards that apply to all registrants, and profession-specific standards that set out the different requirements for specific professions.

We have already revised and restructured the generic standards. Under the new structure, most of the standards of proficiency will be profession-specific, listed under 15 new generic standards.

The review is an opportunity to make sure the standards of proficiency are relevant to each profession. No standards will be lost, but the language used may change to ensure the standards are appropriate and applicable to individual professions.

We used the responses we receive to decide if further changes are needed. After the final sets of standards are approved by our Council, they will be published. We worked with education providers to phase-in the new standards gradually after each profession’s revised standards are published.

You can download a copy of the consultation document below.

Participants were invited to reply to the consultation in the following ways:

  • By completing an online survey (now closed)  
  • By emailing us at
  • By writing to us at the following address:

Consultation on proposed changes to standards of proficiency for biomedical scientists
Policy and Standards Department
Health and Care Professions Council
Park House
184 Kennington Park Road
SE11 4BU

If you would like to request the consultation document in hard copy or in alternative formats, please email or call 0207 840 9815.

The deadline for responses to the consultation is 20 June 2014.

Type: HPC

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