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HCPC Registrants Now Require Professional Indemnity Arrangements

All Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registrants except social workers in England* must now have appropriate professional indemnity arrangements in place as a condition of registration.

 

Michael Guthrie, Director of Policy and Standards, commented:

“The majority of our registrants will already meet these requirements because they will be indemnified either through their employer, a professional body, union or defence organisation, directly with an insurer, or a combination of these.

“However, it is important that registrants ensure that they have cover in place that is appropriate for their practice. We have produced guidance called Professional indemnity and your registration to help registrants understand the new requirement, which can be downloaded from our website.”

In the future, the HCPC will ask registrants to confirm they meet the requirement by completing a professional declaration when renewing or registering. However, this will not happen until the necessary amendments to the HCPC’s Rules have been made. The HCPC will continue to update on the progress of these.

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* Social workers are separately regulated in each of the four countries and social workers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will be unaffected by the proposals.

 

 

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