The Health Professions Council is the first UK health and care regulator to launch a free iPhone application (app) aimed at the public and other stakeholders. The new app provides an extension to the online Register making it available to the public anywhere and at any time. It works in the same way as the online Register but is designed to allow the public to easily check that their professional is registered.
The app also allows members of the public, registrants, health and care professionals, students, employers and other external stakeholders to
keep abreast of the latest news from the HPC and access media releases. It also provides information on how to raise a concern, including an audio visual presentation on the fitness to practise process, and enables the user to communicate directly with the HPC about their concern or request further information. Marc Seale, Chief Executive of the Health Professions Council, said: “It is essential that the HPC communicates effectively with its key audiences, particularly given the level of change taking place across the health and care sector. We launched our social media pages earlier this year and this app is another way for the public and stakeholders to keep up-to-date with the latest news and developments and to check that their professional is registered.”
Search ‘HPC’ in the App store store to download the new, free HPC iPhone app.