Occupational Therapists ( OTs ) are health care professionals specializing in occupational therapy and occupational science. OTs and occupational therapy assistants (OTAs) use scientific bases, and a holistic perspective to promote a person’s ability to fulfill their daily routines and roles.
This means that only those people who are registered in a particular profession can use the titles associated with that profession. The protected title for occupational therapy is ‘occupational therapist ‘.
The Health and Care Professions Council Code ( HCPC ) uses 2 sets of standards : Proficiency Standards [a separate set for each profession they regulate] Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics [same for all professions]
As an independent statutory regulator our role is to protect the public. We do this by setting standards for professional skills, training and conduct and keeping a Register of professionals who meet these standards.
80,150 USD (2015)
Here are examples of the tasks and skills OTs might focus on: Self-care routines like getting dressed (fine motor skills and motor planning) Writing and copying notes (fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination) Holding and controlling a pencil, using scissors (fine motor skills, motor planning)
Professions and protected titles Arts therapists . Biomedical scientists. Chiropodists / podiatrists. Clinical scientists. Dietitians. Hearing aid dispensers . Occupational therapists. Operating department practitioners.
The Health and Care Professions Council are an organisation which regulates health, psychological and care professionals in the United Kingdom. They set standards, hold a register, quality assure education and investigate complaints.
Protected title (without reserves of activities) refers to professions where only the title is protected . Reserves of activities and protected title refers to professions where there are both reserved activities and protected title .
You will need to complete an IBMS Registration Training Portfolio – an IBMS portfolio based qualification designed to demonstrate that you meet HCPC standards of proficiency. You must complete the IBMS Registration Training Portfolio in a laboratory which holds current IBMS pre- registration training approval.
The HCPC Register stores the details of all health and care professionals who meet our standards for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health. After completing professional training, you’ll need to apply to join it.
The role of the HCPC is protection of the public. It does this by maintaining a register of all those who hold the protected title of “social worker” and can therefore practice as a social worker. It sets the following standards to ensure that registrants practice safely, legally and effectively.
The Health and Care Professions Council ( HCPC , formerly the Health Professions Council, HPC) is a statutory regulator of over 280,000 professionals from 15 health and care professions in the United Kingdom.
The whole process can take approximately 60 working days from receipt of your complete application. We will send you a letter confirming receipt of your application and payment.
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