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HCPC responds to the UK Government's response to the Law Commission's report on the regulation of Health and Social Care Professionals

Date of publication: 29/01/2015
Category: Position statement
Audience: Education providers, Employers, Journalists and media, Members of the public, Prospective registrants, Registrants
The Law Commissions published their final report and draft Bill on the regulation of Health and Social Care Professionals on 2 April 2014. This project was a review of the UK law relating to the regulation of health care professionals, and in England only, the regulation of social workers.

The UK Government published their response today (29/01/2015) and this is The Health and Care Professions Council’s response.

Marc Seale, HCPC’s Chief Executive commented:

'We are pleased that the UK Government has agreed with the Law Commissions' recommendation that 'prohibition orders' or 'barring schemes' operated by regulatory bodies could be a useful tool in protecting the public. This brings our recommendation for a 'suitability' scheme for adult social care workers in England a step closer and we will continue to work with the Department of Health and others to make this a reality.'

Additional information:

Law Commissions report 

HCPC’s response to the Law Commissions report

UK Government’s response

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