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09.01.14

New council appointed for HCPC

The Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP) has appointed a new, smaller council. In line with government recommendations, the council now includes 12 members who take office this month.

Members have a mix of governance, management and financial abilities to promote effective public protection. The council was originally made up of 20 members.

Chair of the HCPC, Anna van der Gaag, said: “The last few years has seen tremendous growth and change for the HCPC.  I am pleased that we have recruited a Council with such a strong mix of skills, ability and experience drawn from all parts of the UK.  This is particularly important for us as we continue working with our stakeholders in order to ensure we carry out our primary purpose of public protection effectively.  I very much look forward to continuing this work with the restructured Council.”   

And Marc Seale, chief executive and registrar of the HCPC, said: “I very much welcome the newly appointed Council members and am looking forward to working with them to ensure the highest standards of public protection. Council members play a fundamental governance role in setting the strategy and policy and ensuring HCPC fulfils its statutory duty. They also ensure we maintain efficient regulatory processes and that the standards we set continue to be fit for purpose.”

The new council comprises:

Elaine Brookes, Assistant Dean at Sheffield Hallam University.

Mary Clark-Glass, who was a lecturer in law and broadcaster in Belfast. 

John Donaghy, Principal Lecturer and Professional Lead in Paramedic Science, School of Health and Emergency Professions, University of Hertfordshire. 

Sheila Drayton, an independent consultant based in Wales. 

Richard Kennett, a Chartered Accountant who worked for 37 years in the accountancy profession, majoring in company work, particularly audit and business advice, and in forensic accounting and dispute resolution. 

Nicola Wood, a solicitor, with non-executive experience in financial services, an NHS Foundation Trust; the UK Stem Cell Bank Steering Committee; member of the HTA Disease Prevention Panel. 

Sonya Lam, Director of Allied Health Professions (AHPs) for NHS Education for Scotland. 

Keith Ross, an HR and management consultant based in Scotland. 

Robert Templeton, a social worker with a track record of leadership across the health and social care and local government sectors.

Graham Towl, a practitioner psychologist and Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Warden of Durham University.

Joy Tweed, a lecturer at the University of Westminster, and course leader for the MSc in Integrated Governance in Healthcare Communities.

Anna van der Gaag, a speech and language therapist and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow.

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