NRCPD Updates for May 2013

Update on Code of Practice/Francis Report

23 May 2013

At their March 2013 meeting the NRCPD Board discussed a draft of a code of practice to replace the current Code of Conduct for Communication Professionals. Also on the agenda was the Francis Report into the failings of health providers in mid-Staffordshire and the impact that report will have on regulatory requirements for those working in health settings, as many NRCPD Registered professionals do. The board decided to delay slightly the implementation of a new code of practice to make sure it takes fully into account the developing requirements for voluntary registers in the UK.

Announcement From Paul Parsons

15 May 2013

Paul Parsons, NRCPD Director has announced he is to leave the organisation. As part of his role at Signature, Paul has been director for NRCPD since 2010 where he has worked with Huw Vaughan Thomas and other board members to deliver their strategy to make the register more credible, accessible, and professional.

Lack of BSL interpreters putting deaf people at risk

08 May 2013

As part of the Signature campaign calling for the government to make the provision of regulated, SignSafe BSL interpreters a legal requirement across the public sectors, our chief executive, Jim Edwards, talks to the Guardian.

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