HCPC launches consultation on proposed changes to the standards of conduct, performance and ethics

Join the online workshops to find out more and have your say on the proposed standards

Published: 06 April 2023 HCPC

The HCPC has launched a consultation on its proposed new standards of conduct, performance and ethics for the 15 professions it regulates, including radiography.
To support healthcare professionals with the changes, the HCPC will be releasing information, videos and case studies, as well as online events, that will help you learn about the updates and prepare for implementation.

The ten standards are integral to ensuring high quality professional practice and set out how the HCPC expects registrants to behave.

The updated standards will be published in September 2023, after consultation with the professions. A year-long implementation period will then follow and bring the standards into effect in September 2024. The consultation will close at 23:59pm on Friday 16 June 2023.

The proposed revisions fall under five key themes of equality diversity and inclusion, communication with colleagues, service users and carers, duty of candour, upskilling and training responsibilities, and managing existing health conditions and disabilities in the workplace. An additional theme of sustainability in health and care will also be discussed.

Webinars to consult and explain the changes

SoR members can give their views, learn about the updated standards, ask questions and find out how to implement them into daily practice in a series of HCPC webinars. Find out more here and book the webinars below:


Consultation workshops:

  • Equality diversity and inclusion - Wednesday 10 May 2023, 19.00
  • Communication with colleagues, service users and carers - Friday 12 May 2023, 17.00
  • Duty of candour - Tuesday 16 May 2023, 19.00
  • Upskilling and training responsibilities - Wednesday 17 May 2023, 12.00
  • Managing existing health conditions and disabilities in the workplace - Thursday 18 May 2023, 19.00
  • Sustainability - Monday 22 May 2023, 17.00