HPC's Welsh Language Scheme approved

The Health Professions Council (HPC) is pleased to announce it has received the approval of the Welsh Language Board for its Welsh Language Scheme.


The HPC has adopted the principle that in the conduct of public business in Wales, it will treat the English and Welsh languages on a basis of equality. The Scheme sets out how the HPC will take on the principle in a reasonable and proportionate way when providing services to the public in Wales. This includes the HPCs delivery of a bilingual service, fitness to practise proceedings, and communication with the Welsh speaking public.

Michael Guthrie, Director of Policy and Standards said:

The HPC is dedicated to delivering a bilingual service and ensuring that both the English and Welsh languages are treated equally and in accordance with the content of the approved scheme.

The HPC is aware of the importance of providing a service in the preferred language of the stakeholders and recognise the culture and linguistic needs of the Welsh speaking public. We are committed to ensuring the scheme is implemented successfully with new policies and initiatives being consistent with the scheme

The scheme was approved by the Welsh Language Board on 2 September 2011, following a public consultation last year. The HPC will monitor and provide regular updates on its progress in implementing the Scheme.

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