Christine Elliott, HCPC Chair of Council, say central to achieving the HCPC goals is the acceleration of our Fitness to Practise Improvement Plan. 

Writing about the implementing the Health and Care Professions Council’s (HCPC) “ambitious plans for life after COVID-19”, she said: 

“Central to achieving our goals is the acceleration of our Fitness to Practise Improvement Plan. We recognise that FtP processes can be disruptive and stressful for those involved. Our plan will help us reduce the number of unnecessary cases and speed up the case handling process.”

The HCPC’s Fitness to Practise Improvement Plan will be a standing item on the HCPC Council agendas.  From the last council meeting, the following updates were announced: 

  • Work to progress the oldest cases at threshold stage.
  • Recruitment for the Investigating Committee Panel to have legally qualified Chairs with the aim to have legally qualified Chairs by May 2021.
  • Recruiting 18 case managers
  • Development of a programme of coaching and development for members of fitness to practise staff
  • Implementation of technological improvements to the HCPC’s fitness to practise process, with a new system due to go live in April 2021 incorporating a new risk assessment tool that will be used to assess and monitor the risk on all our cases.

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