Professional Regulatory Press Releases October 2016
Key press releases include those from the: HCPC; GDC; GPhC and GMC.
HCPC launches three consultations
(Health and Care Professions Council 03.10.16)
The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is seeking views on three consultations it has launched today. The consultations cover the proposed new guidance on social media, revised guidance on continual professional development (CPD) and revised guidance on confidentiality.
Plans revealed to remove address details from the register
At a General Dental Council (GDC) meeting today (5 October), the Council agreed that from 10 October, all postal address details will be removed from the online register of dental professionals.
Revised guidance to help students be clearer about patient safety
(General Dental Council 19.10.16)
The General Dental Council (GDC) has updated its guidance to help students better understand their role in patient safety. Students will be helped to develop an improved understanding of professionalism and the standards required of them and will be given guidance on how to put patients’ interests first.
GPhC reminds pharmacy owners of their responsibilities ahead of expected funding cuts
(General Pharmaceutical Council 18.10.16)
Duncan Rudkin, the chief executive of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), will today emphasise that pharmacy owners must continue to make sure their pharmacies have enough staff, suitably qualified and skilled, for the safe and effective provision of the pharmacy services provided, even after the expected cuts to funding in community pharmacy come into effect.
GMC concerned about ‘state of unease’ in medical profession
(General Medical Council 27.10.16)
The General Medical Council (GMC) has raised concerns that a ‘state of unease’ exists within the medical profession as services throughout the UK come under increased pressure.