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Short nameREGBODY

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 toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All staff where any Contract.ACEMPFUN is coded 1, 2, or 3 and Contract.TERMS is 1 or 2 and Activity.CCENTRE is 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 112, 127 or 131.

Valid entries and labels
01General Medical Council (GMC)
02General Dental Council (GDC)
03General Optical Council (GOC)
05The Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI)
06The Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC)
07Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): excluding social workers in England
09Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC)
11Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC)
12General Osteopathic Council (GOsC)
13General Chiropractic Council (GCC)
14Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS)
15General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
16Social Work England
17Social Care Wales

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.

Staff who have previously been returned to HESA as valid entry 08 'Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) social workers in England should be recoded to 16 'Social Work England'.

Providers in Wales

Code 17 'Social Care Wales' has now taken over regulatory function from Care Council for Wales (CCW), so this code should now be returned instead.

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Field length2
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences2
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Element: REGBODY
Date modified2021-03-02
Change management notesCode 10 'Care Council Wales' has been removed and has been replaced by 17 'Social Care Wales'. Guidance has also been updated for information on this valid entry.

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