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NRCPD Newsletter July 2018

31 July 2018

Dear colleague

This month we carried out our annual CPD audit, announced the appointment of two Registrant Trustees and announced a fee freeze for 2019.

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Kind regards

Kate Price

Registration Service Manager

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Message from Marcus Hawthorn, Director of Development

Marcus Hawthorn

I've been Director in NRCPD for only a short time but the quality of our registrants and the immense impact they have on people's lives is evident on a daily basis. I've seen registrants in action both for NRCPD and in other settings such as the NHS and its clear to me that the business of regulating the sector, and setting and upholding safe and professional standards is crucial for public protection. Compromising on those standards puts people at risk.

Independence remains a key priority for NRCPD to maintain credibility and the trust of our registrants and all the communities we serve. We are now closing in on the practical detail of separating fully from Signature and the Board will consider a costed plan that will begin implementation in the autumn. I will keep you up to date with progress regularly through the newsletter. At the same time we will invest in the quality of register services too: mapping and remapping courses, refining CPD requirements, register structures and the other strands of development set out in the operational plan approved in May. And you want to know how we spend the money we raise from fees too - so our first full year audited accounts (for 2017) will shortly be published on the website and you will be able to follow the ongoing financial picture in the approved minutes of Board meetings which are also published.

But we also want to hear more from you. We want to hear the many stories of how you've helped clients, your experience of our service and your reflections on the standards we apply and the protection of the public. So we will be conducting a survey later in the year from which we hope to learn your views and feed that into our work on developing register services and benefits for registrants. We will also be developing a program of roadshows for 2019 which will take us round the country so we can update you on the progress we're making and for you to ask us questions.

It's a privilege for me to be working for such a significant and engaged group of professionals and with a Board that is just as engaged in doing the very best for registrants and the people they support. NRCPD is in good health and with your involvement will continuing to strengthen and be a voice for good in protecting the public and upholding the standards you work so hard for.

Registrant Trustees

We are delighted to announce that we have appointed two Registrant Trustees. James Fitzgerald and Sarah Haynes were appointed in June following an open recruitment process. They will serve a four year term.

Registration Fees

We are pleased to let you know that we have reviewed our registration fees. The Board has decided that there will be no fee increase across all registration categories for 2019.

Honorary Treasurer

We are seeking an Honorary Treasurer to join our Board of Trustees. Please get in touch for further information.

Board Information Day

We are having an information day for people who would like to find out more about becoming a trustee. It will take place in central London on Wednesday 29 August from 10am. If you are interested in coming along please get in touch.

Meetings

The Board met on 10 July in London. The agenda and minutes from the Board meeting in February have now been published on the website.

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Current Number of Registrants


Figures correct as of 1 July 2018


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

4

 

122

 

2

26

 

North West

 

2

3

 

131

1

5

47

 

South

East

3

1

10

1

185

3

1

27

 

North

East

 

 

 

 

39

1

 

8

 

South West

1

1

3

 

83

1

2

13

 

Strathclyde

2

2

1

1

23

 

 

6

 

West Midlands

 

3

2

 

126

1

 

64

 

East of England

1

4

3

 

80

1

7

20

 

London

 

1

7

 

119

4

3

28

1

Central Scotland

 

 

 

 

23

 

 

9

 

Northern Ireland

 

 

 

 

28

1

 

8

 

Wales

 

 

2

 

46

5

2

3

 

Yorkshire & the Humber

1

 

2

 

76

2

2

16

 

Grampian

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

Highlands & Islands

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

Lothian & Borders

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

Tayside

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

1

 

Dumfries & Galloway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eire

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

Total

8

15

37

2

1092

20

25

276

1

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