We are the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). We are a regulator of 15 different health and care professions.

This consultation seeks the views of stakeholders on a revised threshold level of qualification for entry to the Register (known as SET 1) for Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs). This change would only affect education and training programmes, not individuals. This means that anyone currently on the Register or an approved programme would not have to re-qualify.

The consultation will be of particular interest to HCPC registrants, professionals applying to be on the register, professional bodies, employers, education providers and students.  

You can find more information about our consultation, including a longer document setting out the background to the review and our consultation questions, as well as further information about us, on our website here

We estimate that responding to this consultation will take about 10 - 20 minutes, depending on how much detail you wish to provide in response to your answers.

The consultation closes on 26 April 2021, however we will keep this consultation period under review, taking into consideration any impact of COVID-19.