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Reduction in planned HCPC registration fee increase

19/02/2020 13:09:32

  

The ACB are pleased to inform the membership that the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) has decided to reduce the planned increase in registration fees -  
https://www.hcpc-uk.org/news-and-events/news/2020/update-on-our-new-fee-proposals/
). 

The ACB sent HCPC a letter of opinion advising against the increase.  The planned increase was £16 but has now been reduced to £8.12 and HCPC will be retaining the 50% discount for graduate applications received for the first two professional years of registration.

“…many professionals’ salaries have not increased substantially for some time, so as a result we are finding new ways of working as well as continuing to manage our costs to minimise the burden on our registrants. 

 This rise will still allow us to invest in smarter technology to help us support registrants and the public we protect. It will also allow us to prepare for the Government reform of regulation, resulting in an improved approach to fitness to practise and greater work with stakeholders on how to prevent harm before it takes place.” – statement from HCPC announcement

HCPC works to protect the public by regulating 15 health and care professions, including those in the healthcare laboratory profession. Healthcare laboratory professionals must be registered with HCPC to practice under their professional title.

 


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