New return to practice guidance

Published: 19 July 2016 Ezine

Radiographers are needed to share their views on new draft revised guidelines from the Health and Care Professions Council. 
The new guidance will be of particular relevance to radiographers considering returning to practice, or considering a break from their career and thinking about what this may mean in the future.
The consultation will also be of interest to employers employing a professional who is returning to practice. 
The proposed changes include a restructure of the guidance to provide clarity and clarification on what the HCPC means by ‘practising your profession’.
Michael Guthrie, Director of Policy and Standards, commented: “We set return to practice requirements to ensure that registrants who have been out of practice for more than two years update their knowledge and skills to resume safe and effective practice. 
“It is important that we remain committed to reviewing existing guidance to ensure that it is as clear as possible and fit for purpose. 
“We would therefore encourage all our registrants to respond to the consultation with their views on the proposed amendments.”
The consultation runs until Friday, 7 October 2016. 
Take part in the consultation through the online survey, or email your responses to the SCoR  by Thursday, 14 September and they will be included in the organisation’s response. [email protected]
The updated guidance is expected to be available next year.