Staff 2018/19 - Regulatory body
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This field records the regulatory body for staff working in health and social care professions regulated by a statutory health or social care regulatory body
|Applicable to||England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales|
|Valid entries and labels|
Higher education providers (HEPs) can complete this field for staff who, although registered to practise with a statutory health and social care regulatory body, do not hold a clinical contract.
The Health Professions Council (HPC) replaced the General Social Care Council (GSCC) as the regulator for the social work profession on 31 July 2012. The Health Professions Council (HPC) has been renamed the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to reflect this new remit.
To facilitate the regulation of social workers in England, it is necessary to identify those whose regulatory body is the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for that purpose. To that end, a separate valid entry exists to continue the collection of data at a disaggregated level.
Valid entry 08 'Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): social workers in England' should continue to be used for staff members who would formerly have been coded 08 'General Social Care Council (GSCC)'. Likewise, staff members which would previously have been coded as 07 should continue to use this code. The label has been changed to 'Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): excluding social workers in England' to align with the label for code 08, and maintain the coverage of 07 as in previous years.
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Data type: REGBODYCodeContentType
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