NRCPD Newsletter | August 2016

12 August 2016

Dear colleague

The Board met on 18 July in London. It was Sandra Verkuyten OBE last meeting as Chair of NRCPD; and we are currently recruiting for a new Chair and new Lay Board members.

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

Kate Price

Registration Service Manager

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NRCPD Seeks Three Lay Board Members

NRCPD is seeking two Lay Board members and a Lay Chair.

There are currently three lay member vacancies as Sandra Verkuyten OBE, Jenny White and Michael Guthrie retired from the Board following the July 2016 meeting.

There will be an open recruitment process and the deadline for applications is 12 pm on Monday 22 August 2016.

CPD

Registrants can now carry over structured CPD points to their next registration year. Previously only unstructured points could be carried over. The number of points that can be carried over remains a maximum of 5.

NHS Accessible Information Standard

NHS England has published a press release to mark the implementation of this standard. By 31 July 2016 all organisations that provide NHS or publically funded adult social care must have implemented and fully conform to the Accessible Information Standard, which states that where support from a communication professional is required, the organisation should ensure that communication professionals working with D/deaf and deafblind people are registered with NRCPD.

Upcoming Meetings

We are meeting with Heriot Watt University on 22 August to discuss their qualifications that are a route to obtaining registration as a sign language interpreter or trainee sign language interpreter. The first cohort from the courses has graduated this summer and is now eligible to apply for RSLI or TSLI.

The practitioners' forum will next meet on 15 September in York. We will be asking the forum members for agenda items shortly.

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


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

 

 

 

110

 

2

18

 

North West

1

2

3

1

128

 

5

27

 

South

East

3

1

9

3

166

3

2

33

 

North

East

 

 

1

 

29

 

 

3

 

South West

1

1

1

 

70

1

2

22

 

Strathclyde

2

3

1

1

24

 

 

4

 

West Midlands

1

4

2

4

100

1

 

71

 

East of England

 

4

4

 

69

2

6

23

 

London

 

1

5

 

96

3

5

26

 

Central Scotland

 

 

 

 

15

 

 

5

 

Northern Ireland

 

 

1

 

26

1

 

3

 

Wales

 

 

3

 

41

3

2

5

 

Yorkshire & the Humber

 

 

2

 

66

 

2

10

 

Grampian

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

Highlands & Islands

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

Lothian & Borders

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

Tayside

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

Dumfries & Galloway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

Eire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

9

16

32

9

947

14

26

250

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