Today, the Health and Care Professions Council (Diversity Data Survey to increase its understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) among its registrants. The survey will help the create and develop strategies, policies and regulatory processes that are inclusive and fair.) has launched its annual
Jacqueline Ladds, Executive Director, Policy and External Relations comments:
“We’re committed to being an inclusive and diverse regulator and ensuring that our services are accessible and free from discrimination. We’ve launched this survey so that we can get a better understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion across our professions and use it to inform our improvement work in these key areas.
“We’ll use the findings to help create and develop policies, regulatory processes and strategies, which accurately reflect the diversity of our registrants. That’s why we are asking all our registrants to get involved, to ensure they complete the survey and to spread the word using #HCPCMyEDI.”
As part of’s commitment to enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion across the professions, the regulator hopes to hear from all registrants in this survey, which will be open from 15 December 2020 – 14 March 2021.
Since last year,has pushed for a stronger focus on EDI, with the development of a strategy to engage all stakeholders on these issues. The organisation has also created an EDI Forum, which guides on a range of relevant issues and concerns. The Forum also provides advice on the development of policies and procedures. The also routinely undertakes equality impact assessments for all major pieces of work.
Jacqueline Ladds, Executive Director, Policy and External Relations continues:
“We want to understand the issues that our registrants face and identify the measures that can be put in place to support them better. Our first Diversity Data Survey last year provided a good starting point, but this year we want more registrants to get involved to help create a deeper understanding. We know that sharing this kind of data is incredibly personal, and can feel daunting, but doing so will help us implement the best regulatory policies and processes for registrants and for service users and patients.
“As well as increasing our understanding of the equality, diversity and inclusion issues and challenges faced by our registrants, it will also create a picture ofregistered allied health professionals, healthcare scientists and practitioner psychologists in all four countries of the UK, working across health and care settings. This could help address wider workforce planning issues, and boost the understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion issues across the sectors.”
The Health and Care Professions Council is an independent regulator set up by the Health and Social Work Professions Order 2001. Thekeeps a register for 15 different health and care professions and only registers people who meet the standards it sets for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health. The will take action against professionals who do not meet these standards or who use a protected title illegally.
The here.currently regulates 15 health and care professions. Each of these professions has one or more ‘protected titles’. Anyone who uses one of these titles must register with the . The full list of protected titles can be found
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