The Problem of Paramedics Self-referring to the HCPC – Approach with Caution and Seek Advice

HCPC consultation on permanent right to hold remote hearings

On 4 March 2021, the HCPC was granted  an amendment by the Department of Health and Social Care to existing  Rules which gave it the express  provision  to hold  hearings  remotely during  an emergency. Currently, the Coronavirus emergency provisions  are due to...
Professional boundaries – Avoid the Pitfalls

Professional boundaries – Avoid the Pitfalls

Healthcare regulators take a particularly serious view of breaching professional boundaries. What are personal boundaries and how to avoid the pitfalls.  What are personal boundaries? The nature of the patient/carer relationship is such that healthcare professionals...
Professional boundaries – Avoid the Pitfalls

PSA review shows substantial HCPC fitness to practise failures

The Health and Care Professions Council’s (HCPC) has significantly fallen short of standards of good fitness to practise standards according to the PSA. The outcome of the HCPC’s annual review by the Professional Standards Authority reveals that HCPC has only met one...