Staff 2020/21 - 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.
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.
Quality rules relating to this entity are displayed here.
Data type: REGBODYCodeContentType
|Change management notes||Code 10 'Care Council Wales' has been removed and has been replaced by 17 'Social Care Wales'.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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