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  1. The regulatory perspective on service user involvement in education • Anna van der Gaag, • Chair, HCPC • CAIPE Conference, LONDON, 20 June, 2013

  2. Outline • Overview of HCPC • Research • Changes to the current standards of education and training

  3. The Health and Care Professions Council • Independent UK statutory regulator • Derives powers from Health and Social Work Professions Order 2001 • Purpose: “to safeguard the health and well-being of persons using or needing the services of registrants” – Article 3(4) • Separate role from professional bodies and trade unions • Work overseen by Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care • Registered to ISO standards

  4. HCPC: who do we regulate? 310,000 registrants from 16 professions

  5. HCPC’s professional and lay input: Partners and Working Groups Council and Committees • Strategic role 629 Partners working across six partner roles • Professionals and lay persons • Provide expertise for good decision-making Professional Liaison Groups (PLGs) • Short-term expert group, eg consultation on standards of conduct, performance and ethics

  6. Standards

  7. Standards of education and training • Standards against which we assess education and training programmes • Students that complete a programme that meets the SETs will meet the SOPs • We produce guidance for education providers • 901 approved programmes • 150 education providers running approved • programmes • 67 visits 2011–12

  8. Standards of proficiency • Threshold standards for entry to Register • Safe and effective practice • Generic and profession-specific elements • Expectations, skills and knowledge • Recognise that scope of practice will change • Currently under review (for 15 professions)

  9. Standards of conduct performance and ethics • Describe the behaviours that we expect our registrants to adhere to: Act in the best interests of service users Keep high standards of personal conduct • Behave with honesty and integrity • Apply to current and prospective registrants • Guidance on SCPE for students • Currently under review

  10. Standards of continuing professional development • Requirements for on-going learning • Outcome based approach • Statutory requirement for all HCPC registrants • Computer-generated random sample from 2.5% of each profession

  11. Resistance to service user involvement in education • Tokenism • Cost • Relevance • Expertise

  12. The centrality of ‘professionalism’ Dr Freddy Patel, Pathologist in Tomlinson case Tribunal considered Dr Patel had a ‘deep seated attitudinal problem’ “you failed to recognize any contrary view to your own…even when robustly challenged by 3 pathologists…”

  13. Rise in complaints in the UK

  14. Social networking and confidentiality - recent fitness to practise concerns at HCPC Dietitian – posted information about a patient’s diagnoses, care, medication, and personal circumstances, and published information about colleagues and their place of work on their personal blog Paramedic – uploaded a patient’s x-ray to a social network Clinical scientist – posted unfounded derogatory comments about a colleague’s practice using an alias on a professional forum

  15. HCPC’s response • Research • Dialogue with the professions • Review of the standards • Increase service use involvement in what we do (visitors, research)

  16. 1. Research on professionalism • Qualitative study with students and educators • Explored perceptions of professionalism • Three professions – paramedic, occupational therapy and podiatry • Focus groups and interviews (n=115) • Second part of the study looking at measurement of professionalism

  17. Study Outcomes Themes Professionalism = a judgement A holistic concept A set of behaviours determined by context No differences between professions

  18. 2. Consultation on Service user involvement in education • 297 responses • (47% individuals, 53% institutions) • 4 questions • 1.Change to the standard • 2. Appropriate to all programmes • 3. Definition of service user • 4. Lead in period

  19. Results of the consultation • 88% agreed to the change in the standard • 71% agreed that the standard was appropriate to different types of programme • 71% agreed with our approach to definition (service user and carer) • 67% agreed with the lead-in period proposed

  20. Benefits of involvement • A link between theory and the real world • Consistent with a partnership approach • Consistent with user expectations • Linked to professional values • A way of breaking down barriers, dispelling myths and stereotypes • Students like learning from service users • Involvement increases the accountability of programmes to those who receive services • Involvement seen as a right • Linked to keeping the curriculum up to date and relevant to the reality of practice

  21. Perceived disadvantages • Involvement does not work for all HCPC regulated professions • New standard creates a ‘one size fits all’ approach • Access to service users a problem for some education providers • Service users ‘have their own agenda’ • Payment issues • How representative are the service users? • Limited added value (based on previous experience)

  22. Themes from the Francis Report • Put patients first • Take concerns seriously • Be more transparent • Publish information on performance • Improve regulation and inspection • Review fundamental standards

  23. Berwick Review“Better care, better health, lower cost” • The future • Team based care • New uses of technology • A new workforce • A new role for the patient • “You cannot have a safe environment without openess”

  24. What needs to change? • More conversations about professionalism (and unprofessional behaviour) • New mandatory standard on involving service users in education • In the future • A new standard on inter-professional learning?

  25. References • HCPC (2011) Fitness to Practise Annual Report. www.hcpc-uk.org • HCPC (2011) Professionalism in healthcare professions. www.hcpc-uk.org • HCPC (2013) Service user and carer involvement in education • www.hcpc-uk.org/committees

  26. Contact details • www.hcpc-uk.org • anna.vandergaag@hcpc-uk.org • Twitter: @AnnavdG