NRCPD Newsletter | July 2017

27 July 2017

Dear colleague

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Kind regards

Heidi Doyle

Registration Service Manager

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External Representation and Upcoming Meetings

The Board meeting scheduled for 11 July will now take place on 8 August instead. We will provide an update next month.

The minutes of the Practitioners' Forum meeting which took place on 2 May are now available on our website.

Review of National Occupational Standards (NOS) in interpreting

Thank you to those registrants who completed the recent online survey on the final consultation draft of the revised NOS. We have been advised that 207 responses were received, of which 54% were from sign language practitioners.

The survey closed on 7 July and we will provide an update once the consultants managing the review have reported the outcome.

Staff Update

We are pleased to announce that Alan Peacock has been confirmed as the permanent Director and Registrar of NRCPD with effect from 1 July 2017. He has been our interim Director since July 2016, leading NRCPD during the process of becoming independent of Signature, and subsequently since we achieved independence in January 2017.

Liz Duncan, Chair of the NRCPD Board said: "I am delighted that Alan has agreed to continue in the role. I am looking forward to working with him as we develop as an independent Regulator and tackle the exciting challenges which lie ahead".

Signature Level 6 Deafblind Qualification

NRCPD is pleased to confirm Signature's Level 6 Certificate in Working Effectively with Deafblind Manual and Visual Frame and Hands On as an official route to NRCPD registration. Our website will shortly be updated to reflect this.

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Current Number of Registrants


Figures correct as of 1 July 2017


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

 

2

 

116

1

1

19

 

North West

 

2

4

 

134

 

5

35

 

South

East

3

1

8

2

178

3

1

29

1

North

East

 

 

1

 

31

1

 

6

 

South West

1

1

2

 

81

 

2

17

1

Strathclyde

2

2

1

1

24

 

 

7

 

West Midlands

1

3

2

1

109

1

 

71

 

East of England

1

3

4

 

73

2

7

14

 

London

 

1

5

1

105

2

3

34

1

Central Scotland

 

 

 

 

18

 

 

8

 

Northern Ireland

 

 

 

 

27

 

 

5

 

Wales

 

 

3

 

48

6

2

4

 

Yorkshire & the Humber

 

 

2

 

78

 

2

17

 

Grampian

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

Highlands & Islands

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

Lothian & Borders

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

Tayside

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

1

 

Dumfries & Galloway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eire

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

Total

9

13

34

5

1031

16

24

267

3

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