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New campaign highlights the benefits of promoting your HCPC registration

26/10/2015 - 12:11

New campaign highlights the benefits of promoting your HCPC registration

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) has launched a new campaign to encourage registrants to promote their HCPC registration. It highlights the benefits to registered health and care professionals, as well as showcasing the range of free resources available to support them.

The ‘Promoting your registration’ section on the HCPC website has been updated and refreshed as part of the campaign. Registrants can find guidance and information about existing resources created to help promote their registration. These include the HCPC registration logo, which can be downloaded and displayed on marketing materials; and free public information posters and leaflets, which can be displayed in waiting rooms and public areas. The new-look webpages also present registrant feedback on the importance of promoting their HCPC registration; plus brand new case studies profiling how private practitioners have benefitted from marketing their registered status. 

The campaign follows the findings of a recent online survey, which indicated that a quarter of registrants who responded are not currently taking advantage of the resources available to help them promote their registration. The survey also revealed that 73% of respondents felt that the best way to promote their registration was by displaying the HCPC registration logo. This was closely followed by displaying information materials in their place of work, and encouraging service users to use the Check the Register mobile app. Encouragingly, registrants cited the HCPC Online Register as one of the best ways to inform patients and service users of their registration, with 62% using it to evidence their registered status.

Council Chair and HCPC registrant, Elaine Buckley, said:

“We are committed to supporting health and care professionals to promote their registered status. HCPC registration reassures service users that you continue to meet national standards for your training, professional skills and behaviour; and, importantly, differentiates you from non-regulated professionals. It is vital that we continue to promote these messages with the help of our registrants and stakeholders, and that we provide the necessary resources to ensure this happens.”

For more information about promoting your HCPC registration, plus the range of free resources available to registrants, visit www.hcpc-uk.org/registrants/promoting

The findings of our online survey have been presented in an engaging new infographic. This is available to download here and can be shared online or via social media. 
 
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For further press information please contact Rebekah Tailor or Grant Imlach in HCPC’s press office on 020 7840 9806 or email press@hcpc-uk.org

Notes to editors

1. The online survey refers to a registrant survey conducted between 27 May 2015 and 7 August 2015. The survey was promoted to all HCPC registered professions and received a total of 276 responses.

2. The Health and Care Professions Council is an independent regulator set up by the Health and Social Work Professions Order 2001. The HCPC keeps a register for 16 different health and care professions and only registers people who meet the standards it sets for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health. The HCPC will take action against professionals who do not meet these standards or who use a protected title illegally.

3. The HCPC currently regulates the following 16 professions. Each of these professions has one or more ‘protected titles’. Anyone who uses one of these titles must register with the HCPC. To see the full list of protected titles please see www.hcpc-uk.org/aboutregistration/protectedtitles

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

4. The HCPC regulates social workers in England. Social workers in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are separately regulated by the relevant Care Council in that country.

5. To contact us via social media, use the Twitter handle @The_HCPC or search The Health and Care Professions Council on Facebook or LinkedIn.

Rebekah Tailor
(0)20 7840 9806




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