I begin my report by firstly clearing up the term regulation; in order to put things into perspective, a definition is required. The term 'Regulation': 'noun, rule or directive made and maintained by an authority’. 1
In my report I will try to explain how the profession; Audiologist or Hearing Aid Dispensers are regulated, the main rules in accordance to regulation and how it affects you, as a student/applicant or a professional/registrant. Also I will briefly talk about other "bodies" involved with Audiology and how they differ between each other.
Firstly, in Great Britain, it is the HCPC (Health & Care Professions Council), who are currently responsible for 16 autonomous professions including Audiologists/ Hearing Aid Dispensers and many others. Regulation from the HCPC ensures that standards are set, enabling an efficient healthcare service that abides by the requirements set by the HCPC. Also set by the HCPC are standards of conduct, performance and ethics. This is done by maintaining health, wellbeing and safety of patients, by endorsing standards and gaining necessary trust of the public in relation to Audiology and those availing themselves to Health & Care professionals.
In order to attain this bench mark, a number of rules have been applied and are standard procedures the HCPC specify for all Health & Care Professionals. In order to work with a protected title, one must register with the HCPC. Many checks are made by the ensuring the individual has complied with the specified standards :
Character: Applicant/Student: the character of every applicant must be checked, this
ensures the applicant is able to work safely and efficiently. This also means action can take place if a registrant’s character begins to become somewh...
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