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Darren Watts made this Freedom of Information request to Health and Care Professions Council

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Dear Health and Care Professions Council,

The GMC have the “Good Medical Practice” which is the guidance doctors are required to follow. Paragraph 64 states :

"If someone you have contact with in your professional role asks for your
registered name and/or GMC reference number, you must give this
information to them."

This is a mandatory statement without discretion to refuse.

Please identify the equivalent publication and statement(s) that the HCPC expects its members to adhere to.

Yours faithfully,

Darren Watts

FOI, Health and Care Professions Council

Dear Mr Watts

 

Thank you for your email dated 8 December 2018, in which you ask for the
HCPC guidance which specifies that a registrant must give their registered
name and HCPC registration number if asked to provide this.

 

We are treating this as a request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 (FOIA).

 

We will deal with your request as promptly as possible and at the latest,
within 20 working days of receiving it, as required by the FOIA. If you
have any queries about your request please do contact us using this email
address, or the address below.

 

The reference number for your request is FR05909.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Freedom of Information

 

Health and Care Professions Council

Park House, 184 – 186 Kennington Park Road, London SE11 4BU

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FOI, Health and Care Professions Council

Our Ref. FR05909

 

 

Dear Mr Watts

 

Thank you for your email dated 8 December 2018, in which you ask for the
HCPC guidance which specifies that a registrant must give their registered
name and HCPC registration number if asked to provide this.

 

Your request has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(FOIA).

 

We do not have a direct equivalent of this statement by the GMC.

 

However, our [1]Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics for
registrants require:

 

·         8.2 You must support service users and carers who want to raise
concerns about the care, treatment or other services they have received.

 

·         8.3 You must give a helpful and honest response to anyone who
complains about the care, treatment or other services they have received.

 

·         9.1 You must make sure that your conduct justifies the public’s
trust and confidence in you and your profession.

 

·         9.2 You must be honest about your experience, qualifications and
skills.

 

If we were informed in a fitness to practice context that a registrant had
refused to give, evaded giving or gave false information about their HCPC
registration then this would be a significant factor in our decision
making about that case.

 

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Health and Care Professions Council

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London

SE11 4BU

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Freedom of Information

 

Health and Care Professions Council

Park House, 184 – 186 Kennington Park Road, London SE11 4BU

[4]www.hcpc-uk.org   

 

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