The HCPC are currently undertaking a policy project which aims to identify any regulatory challenges and any risks presented by registrants’ advancing their practice.
Currently there is no regulation specific to the advanced level of practice or any advanced practice education programmes, nor is statutory registration of a practitioner’s standard level work necessary to work at Advanced Practice level. There have been repeated calls from a number of organisations and professional groups to consider introducing some form of additional regulation of Advanced practice.
It is in response to these calls that the HCPC is undertaking this project to understand the range of views and experiences of registrants, and those of other key stakeholders, before the HCPC’s Council makes an informed decision on how to proceed.
For further information please see the HCPC website