The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration renewal period for paramedics opens on Monday 1 June 2015 and closes on Monday 31 August 2015. The HCPC will write to all registered paramedics at the beginning of June with information on how to renew.
To renew, registrants must complete a professional declaration and pay a renewal fee no later than midnight on 31 August. The easiest and quickest way to do this is via the online system. More information, including video guides, is available at www.hcpc-uk.org/renew
Dushyan Ashton, HCPC Registration Manager, commented, “Our online system provides a quick and easy way to renew, and we want to encourage registrants to use this resource. We would advise all paramedics who wish to remain on the Register to renew as early as possible to ensure that you can continue to practice without disruption.”
Paramedics are among the first HCPC professions whose renewal process includes a professional indemnity declaration. This follows new Government legislation requiring all professions to sign a declaration saying they are covered by professional indemnity. A random sample of 2.5 per cent of the profession will also be selected to submit a continuing professional development (CPD) profile during this period. Those selected for audit will receive a separate letter after the renewal notices are sent out. More information, including sample profiles, activity types and video guides, is available at www.hcpc-uk.org/registrants/cpd
The registration fee paid on renewal is tax deductible, which means registrants paying the standard 20 per cent tax rate can reclaim a 20 percent refund from HMRC.
Martin Berry, Executive Officer, College of Paramedics, commented, “We all have enough to do. Don’t let your HCPC renewal be the one thing that you put off, or even forget. Get online and complete your renewal early.”
Registrants can contact the HCPC Registration Department with any queries on renewal or the CPD audit process from 1 June, Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm on 0845 3004 472.