NRCPD Newsletter | October 2016

10 October 2016

Dear colleague

The Board met on 27 September in London and following the recruitment process for new lay members for the NRCPD Board applicants are now being considered.

If you have questions about anything in this newsletter, please don't hesitate to contact us. You can also follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.

Kind regards

Heidi Doyle

Registration Service Manager

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NRCPD Board

The Board met on 27 September in London with Board member Liz Duncan chairing the meeting.

Following the recruitment process for new lay members for the NRCPD Board, five applicants are being considered and we hope to have the new members in place for the next Board meeting on 22 November.

Online Portal Update

On Wednesday 28 September we implemented and enforced Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption on the NRCPD portal, which will increase the security of the system. If you have previously saved your password then your browser may not automatically fill in the form for you. Your password will remain unchanged; however you will need to retype your username and password into the login form.

If for any reason you cannot remember your password then please use the forgotten password link.

National Occupation Standards for Interpreting

The review of the National Occupational Standards in Interpreting has now commenced with the first meeting held in London on 28 September. This was a joint meeting of the working and steering groups. Both NRCPD and Signature are involved in the review. We will post regular updates.

Practitioners Forum

We held a Practitioner Forum meeting on 15th September in York. Matters under discussion included social media policy, the outcome of the TSLI consultations, the CPD scheme and, in particular, the recording of CPD for audit purposes. The minutes will be published on our website in due course.

Conferences

The NRCPD Director, Alan Peacock, attended the 2016 ASLI conference in Newcastle on 2 October where he gave a presentation to delegates on 'statutory regulation: enhancing public protection and professional recognition'. He gave an overview of the regulatory landscape in the UK, what regulation means for the public and the professions, and how NRCPD will work towards its aim to achieve statutory regulation. He also provided an update on NRCPD's recent achievements and on-going work. The presentation was followed by a lively question and answer session.

Advertising your details

Some people have experienced problems with their advertising details resetting when renewing their registration. Although we have now solved this issue, please check that your advertising details are set to your preference. You can do this by logging into the portal and selecting 'edit advertising details'.

Scottish Regions

We are looking at how the Scottish regions are represented in the table below as we have been advised these regions are out of date. We are working on bringing the information up to date.

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Current Number of Registrants


Figures correct as of 1 October 2016


Discipline

Region

Electronic Notetaker

Deafblind Interpreter

Lipspeaker

Manual Notetaker

Sign Language Interpreter

Sign Language Translator

Speech to Text Reporter

Trainee SLI

Trainee SLT

East Midlands

1

 

1

 

112

 

2

21

 

North West

1

2

4

1

130

 

4

27

 

South

East

3

1

9

3

169

2

2

27

 

North

East

 

 

1

 

29

1

 

3

 

South West

1

1

1

 

71

1

2

25

 

Strathclyde

2

3

1

1

22

 

 

4

 

West Midlands

1

4

2

4

100

1

 

71

 

East of England

 

4

4

 

68

2

7

23

 

London

 

1

5

1

93

3

4

30

 

Central Scotland

 

 

1

 

18

 

 

2

 

Northern Ireland

 

 

1

 

25

1

 

4

 

Wales

 

 

3

 

43

3

2

6

 

Yorkshire & the Humber

 

 

2

 

71

 

2

16

 

Grampian

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

Highlands & Islands

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

Lothian & Borders

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

Tayside

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

Dumfries & Galloway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

Eire

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

Total

9

16

35

10

958

14

26

262

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