The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) have released the revised standards of conduct, performance and ethics and guidance on social media which sits alongside them.

The main areas of change to the standards are:

equality diversity and inclusion;
duty of candour;
upskilling and training responsibilities; and
managing existing health conditions and disabilities in the workplace.  

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The HCPC also confirmed that it had also updated its guidance on social media, saying:

“In this guidance we explain more about how registrants can meet the requirements on social media when using professional and personal accounts. When registrants use their personal accounts, they should be mindful of the impact their posts may have on their professional practice and their profession.”

The changes will come into effect from 1 September 2024.

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