The HCPC has formally launched their public consultation on the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics (SCPEs). These Standards form the ethical framework within which our registrants must work. The consultation can be found here and will close on 16 June.

The review of these Standards began in May 2022 and have been informed to date by insights from stakeholders. Following internal review of the Standards and the feedback received, the HCPC made some proposed revisions, which form the basis of their formal consultation.

The revisions fall under five key themes;

  1. equality diversity and inclusion
  2. communication with colleagues, service users and carers
  3. duty of candour
  4. upskilling and training responsibilities and
  5. managing existing health conditions and disabilities in the workplace.

An additional theme – sustainability in health and care – is discussed in the consultation to explore future revision to the Standards. They have also reviewed the guidance on the use of social media, and welcome comments on this in the consultation period.

To support the consultation, HCPC are planning engagement events which they would like to invite you to take part in:

  • 10 – 22 May – open workshops on each of the five key themes (details here)

Recordings will be provided after each event for those unable to make them at that time.

Following the consultation work, HCPC intends to publish the updated Standards in September 2023. A year-long implementation period will follow and bring the Standards into effect in September 2024.