Information page to orientate people to appropriate COVID-19 guidance.
The Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) has developed an HCPC COVID-19 hub, which includes a collection of information, advice, Q and As and updates for current and temporary registrants, employers, education providers, students and members of the public. The hub also provides a link to HCPC COVID-19 Temporary Register for former registrants and students.
The HCPC Standards form the foundation of regulation and what is expected of registrants and education programmes and this information should be read by all returning practitioners and new graduates, or those being deployed into new roles.
Standards of Proficiency are the professional standards all registrants must meet in order to become registered and maintain their registration.
Standards of conduct, performance and ethics is the ethical framework within which all registrants must work.
In order to support all registrants, HCPC are developing information on the factors to consider in applying each of the Standards of conduct, performance and ethics during the COVID-19 pandemic. This link also provides advice for current registrants, temporary registrants, employers, managers, students, education providers and members of the public.
HCPC also have guidance on how to ensure you are up to date and practising safely to continue to meet their standards. This covers guidance on confidentiality, use of social media and health and character and information on record keeping, scope of practice and providing online services.
To be able to care for your patients, you must take care of yourself. HCPC have provided a few tips and resources to help you do that:
Most of the AHP professional bodies have produced COVID-19 guidance for their members. Please refer to your professional body for further information.