The HCPC is the Health and Care Professions Council. It holds a register of healthcare workers in the UK and regulates the healthcare space. If you are a locum healthcare worker, you’ll need to register with them to have your practices regulated and should also contact them when you leave the profession. The list of workers who register with the HCPC includes but are not limited to:
The HCPC makes sure that their registered workers meet the required standards for training, skills, behaviour and health and it is the law to be registered with them.
Healthcare workers pay a renewal fee of £196.24 for two years – £98.12 per year. If you’re a new UK graduate from an HCPC approved course, the fee you will pay for the first two professional years is reduced by 50% to £98.12 (£49.06 per year). The fee can be paid in one upfront payment or spread out over a longer period via Direct Debit.
Be aware that if you do not renew your registration every year, HCPC will remove you from the register, and you will be asked to pay a readmission fee if you want to become registered again.
The good news is that UK taxpayers can claim back tax on their HCPC renewal fees every year! If you pay tax at the standard rate (20%), you can claim roughly around £19 back on your yearly £98.12 renewal fee. To do this, you can either:
Yes – any healthcare or social care worker in the UK must register with the HCPC by law, and they will check to ensure someone who has trained outside the UK meets their standards before they will register them
For complete information about claiming your expenses individually, visit our Expenses glossary page! Here you can find expert advice and guidance, or you can contact our team to help support you.