22/06/2011 - 09:00
We are currently consulting on proposed changes to our ‘Guidance on health and character’. These changes are a result of decisions made by the Health Professions Council to remove the health reference requirement linked to registration, and to change the way in which we consider information given to us by registrants through self-referral.
Following the removal of the health reference requirement linked to registration, changes to the guidance document are needed to explain the principles of self-declarations of health, and associated issues for applicants and registrants to consider.
A registrant makes a ‘self-referral’ when they give us information about their conduct or competence at any other time than during the registration application or renewal process. We have recently changed the way we process this information when we receive it to reduce delays and ensure decisions are made fairly. Changes to the guidance are needed to explain how self-referrals are now considered.
The consultation closes on 1 July 2011, and responses must be received by this date.
You can download copies of the consultation documents and find out how to respond by clicking here.