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1 Title Match BPS v HPC? the differing roles of Professional and Regulatory bodies Prof Ray Miller

2 08 June 2010 BPS v HPC Prof Ray Miller 2 Download PowerPoint presentation can be downloaded or viewed at:

3 08 June 2010 BPS v HPC Prof Ray Miller 3 hpc Aims maintaining and publishing a public register of properly qualified members of the professions approving and upholding high standards of education and training, and continuing good practice investigating complaints and taking appropriate action working in partnership with the public, and a range of other groups including professional bodies promoting awareness and understanding of the aims of the Council

4 08 June 2010 BPS v HPC Prof Ray Miller 4 First Guiding Principle Protecting the public the Council will have wide powers to deal effectively with individuals who pose an unacceptable risk to patients. It will have clear and well-published complaints and appeals procedures for the public and registrants. It will treat the health and welfare of patients as paramount.

5 08 June 2010 BPS v HPC Prof Ray Miller 5 Remaining principles Transparency Communication and responsiveness Providing a high quality service Value for money Working collaboratively

6 08 June 2010 BPS v HPC Prof Ray Miller 6 What do You get?

7 08 June 2010 BPS v HPC Prof Ray Miller 7 hpc hpc only deals with the registration of Qualified Practitioner Psychologists It does not cover: Assistants Trainees Clinical Associates Psychological Therapists There are special arrangements for Grandparenting and Overseas Qualifications

8 08 June 2010 BPS v HPC Prof Ray Miller 8 Current scope of hpc A regulator, set up to protect the public. Keep a register of health professionals who meet hpc standards for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health. Regulates 15 health professions: arts therapists, biomedical scientists, chiropodists / podiatrists, clinical scientists, dietitians, hearing aid dispensers, occupational therapists, operating department practitioners, orthoptists, paramedics, physiotherapists, practitioner psychologists, prosthetists / orthotists, radiographers, and speech and language therapists.

9 08 June 2010 BPS v HPC Prof Ray Miller 9 Current structure of hpc The Council consists of 20 members (made up of 10 registrant and 10 lay members), appointed by the Appointments Commission on behalf of the Privy Council.

10 08 June 2010 BPS v HPC Prof Ray Miller 10 hpc - Who’s Next?

11 08 June 2010 BPS v HPC Prof Ray Miller 11 hpc change in scope? Currently, unregulated social care workers who can demonstrate that they meet the training requirements and who commit themselves to a code of conduct will be given the option of being licensed by the Health Professions Council, which will be renamed the Care Professions Council to reflect its integrated role across social care and health. To support joint working and an integrated approach across social care and health, the demonstration site will also encompass licensing for healthcare support workers. Building the National Care Service, 30 March 2010, p109

12 08 June 2010 BPS v HPC Prof Ray Miller 12 hpc Fees - £152 every 2 years Newly qualified - £76 for first 2 years Registration ONLY on graduation – must be registered to be employed in NHS! What does hpc do for you ?: It DOES-police psychologists It does NOT-advance psychology promote psychology represent psychology defend psychology support psychologists

13 08 June 2010 BPS v HPC Prof Ray Miller 13 Letter to The Psychologist December 2009

14 08 June 2010 BPS v HPC Prof Ray Miller 14 BPS Object To promote the advancement and diffusion of a knowledge of psychology, pure and applied and especially to promote the efficiency and usefulness of Members of the Society by setting up a high standard of professional education and knowledge.

15 08 June 2010 BPS v HPC Prof Ray Miller 15 BPS Aims The British Psychological Society was founded in 1901 and incorporated by Royal Charter in It has three main aims: to encourage the development of psychology as a scientific discipline and an applied profession to maintain and enhance standards of education, training and practice in the application of psychology to raise public awareness of psychology and increase its influence throughout society and the economy Annual Report 2008

16 08 June 2010 BPS v HPC Prof Ray Miller 16 BPS Action

17 08 June 2010 BPS v HPC Prof Ray Miller 17 BPS Membership

18 08 June 2010 BPS v HPC Prof Ray Miller 18 Scottish Branch

19 08 June 2010 BPS v HPC Prof Ray Miller 19 Divisions

20 08 June 2010 BPS v HPC Prof Ray Miller 20 Divisions DECP (Education & Child) SDEP (Educational Scotland) DCP (Clinical) DOP (Occupational) DFP (Forensic) DCoP (Counselling) DTRP (Teachers & Researchers) DHP (Health) DoN (Neuropsychology) DSEP (Sports & Exercise) Special Groups Social Services Coaching

21 08 June 2010 BPS v HPC Prof Ray Miller 21 DCP Membership

22 08 June 2010 BPS v HPC Prof Ray Miller 22 Sections

23 08 June 2010 BPS v HPC Prof Ray Miller 23 Sections Psychotherapy Education Psychology of Sexualities Qualitative Methods in Psychology Social Maths, Stats & Computing Developmental Cognitive Psychobiology History & Philosophy Psychology of Women Transpersonal Consciousness & Experiential

24 08 June 2010 BPS v HPC Prof Ray Miller 24 Set/Advance Standards Protect members of the public Set a code of conduct and practice guidelines Set standards for psychology education (GBC) Set standards for the training of applied psychologists (MSc and Partnership) Set standards/guidelines for CPD Set standards in psychological testing

25 08 June 2010 BPS v HPC Prof Ray Miller 25 Promote and Represent Provide public information on psychology “How to find a Psychologist” Develop psychological policy statements Contribute to wider/national policies and consultations Represent the profession of Psychology Maintain the History of Psychology Centre

26 08 June 2010 BPS v HPC Prof Ray Miller 26 “Informed and reasonable decisions” (HPC Standards) Page 5 k)This code uses the word ‘should’ rather than the more coercive ‘must’ or the permissive ‘asks’ to reinforce the advisory nature of the code as a framework in support of professional judgement. Any scrutiny of this process will consider situations in terms of the decisions made, the outcomes and the processes involved. Thinking is not optional. Thinking is not optional. The code has been written primarily to guide not to punish.

27 08 June 2010 BPS v HPC Prof Ray Miller 27 Advance & Disseminate Host and organize major conferences and events Media relations (and training) Publish: The Psychologist 11 psychology journals newsletters occasional/position papers Research Digest books, etc.

28 08 June 2010 BPS v HPC Prof Ray Miller 28 BPS Research Digest Free ed fortnightly Key information on the latest, interesting research Join in online discussions Sign up at: Also Student Members Group:

29 08 June 2010 BPS v HPC Prof Ray Miller 29 Member Services Membership organization – its Yours! Provide advice and support to members Member network infrastructure: Divisions/Sections/Special Groups/ Branches plus their conferences/events (conference/meeting space in central London) CPD and training: courses/events/materials and CPD recording (BPS Learning Centre)

30 08 June 2010 BPS v HPC Prof Ray Miller 30 Member Services Psychologist Appointments Awards, recognition (Charter/Fellowship), bursaries List/Directory of Chartered Psychologists, Directory of Expert Witnesses, Register of Specialists in Psychotherapy Maintain a web resource Discounts, reciprocal privileges, CSci, BPS shop, indemnity insurance, library, etc.

31 08 June 2010 BPS v HPC Prof Ray Miller 31 BPS Social Networking Research Digest BPS Journals Journals/ ?ref=ts

32 08 June 2010 BPS v HPC Prof Ray Miller 32 BPS Structure

33 08 June 2010 BPS v HPC Prof Ray Miller 33 Value for money? Annual subscriptions [RCN, hpc and NMC for comparison] Basic costs: BPS£109 (£105 DD) DCP£ 85 [RCN£193] [ hpc/NMC £ 76] Initial post qualification reduced rate: BPS£ 55 (£ 51 DD)3 yrs DCP£ 322 yrs [RCN£ yr ] [ hpc £ 382 yrs]

34 08 June 2010 BPS v HPC Prof Ray Miller 34 BPS v HPC Professional BodyRegulatory Body

35 08 June 2010 BPS v HPC Prof Ray Miller 35 Your Professional Body

36 08 June 2010 BPS v HPC Prof Ray Miller 36 Download PowerPoint presentation can be downloaded or viewed at:


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