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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.'
Law Commissions report
HCPC’s response to the Law Commissions report
UK Government’s response
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