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Is the Writing on the wall for the HCPC?

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by blinda, Feb 7, 2017.

  1. blinda

    blinda MVP


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    “Having fewer regulators would make it clearer to patients and the public who to contact, and I reassure my noble friend that views will be sought on whether there should be a reduction in the number of regulatory bodies and whether a single body should be looked at…”


    “….Legislation is currently before your Lordships’ House that will remove the statutory supervision of midwives and the NMC’s statutory midwifery committee….”

    First midwives losing their statutory regulation status...guess who may be next?

    “The Government’s position is that statutory regulation should be used only where it is warranted by risk. To inform decisions about whether groups should be regulated by statute, we have asked the Professional Standards Authority to develop criteria to assess whether and how such groups should be regulated…”

    The Alliance saw this coming and already have their PSA accredited register. Meanwhile, back in the groove machine, Podiatry training is under threat as bursaries are withdrawn...

    https://hansard.parliament.uk/Lords...onOfHealthAndSocialCareProfessionsEtcBill(HL)
     
  2. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator

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    ...HCPC may or may not go; but surly if they did, the 'rules' will be the same under a different all encompassing larger licencing authority
     
  3. blinda

    blinda MVP

    Without statutory regulation, the face of UK foot health industry would certainly alter, for better or worse for the end user remains to be seen. Interestingly, one of the Ministers in the above Parliamentary debate suggested we look at the Australian model and have a single regulator for health care.
     
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