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HCPC Standards of Proficiency

19 June 2020

We would like your views on proposed changes to the HCPC Standards of proficiency for Practitioner Psychologists.

The HCPC is the UK regulator for psychologists and protects 7 titles of practitioner psychologist: clinical, counselling, educational, forensic, health, occupational and sport and exercise.

The HCPC regulates 15 different healthcare professionals, including psychologists, and are reviewing the standards of proficiency for all of them.

The standards of proficiency, which set out what is considered necessary for safe and effective practice, describe what professionals must know, understand and be able to do at the time they apply to join the HCPC Register.

There are proposed changes to both the generic and profession-specific standards, following engagement and feedback from stakeholders last year.

Getting Involved

If you are interested in contributing to this, please submit your comments using the response form below to [email protected]

The deadline for commenting is the end of play on Monday 12 October.

Please note:

  • The society will only produce ONE response to any consultation.
  • Any response that goes under the society logo MUST be signed off by the relevant Board Chair and Branch Chair in the case of Devolved Nations.
  • Responses on behalf of particular Divisions / Faculties / Member Networks are not permitted under any circumstances.
  • Please do refer to the British Psychological Society Consultation Processes document which is attached before writing and sending any comments
  • Please ensure that all comments are based on Published Evidence and not solely on clinical opinion


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