HCPC seeks feedback on new social media guidance

Published: 31 October 2016 Ezine

The HCPC is seeking feedback on new draft guidelines about the use of social media by registrants.

The guidance has been created to provide reassurance for practitioners that they are meeting the HCPC standards of conduct, performance and ethics when using social media. 

The draft guidance has been drafted using feedback from an online workshop conducted earlier this year which identified the key areas to be addressed. 

Michael Guthrie, Director of Policy and Standards, said: “The vast majority of registrants who use social media already do so responsibly, in line with our standards, and without any difficulties at all.

“However, we know that registrants can sometimes be anxious about using social media because they want to make sure that they always meet our standards. The guidance, therefore, explains what our standards mean and how we expect registrants to apply them.”

To share your views on the guidance, simply complete the online survey using the link below.

The deadline for submissions is 13 January 2017.

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