Operating Department Practitioner (Degree) (HCPC 2022) – apprenticeship standard consultation open

16 December, 2022

In July 2022 the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) published new standards of proficiency for the occupations they statutorily regulate. As the apprenticeship standards for these occupations are based on the HCPC standards these must also be reviewed.

The Operating Department Practitioner Trailblazer Group are therefore pleased to announce that they have opened a consultation on the draft apprenticeship standard for the Operating Department Practitioner (Degree) (HCPC 2022).

To give maximum opportunity for everyone to contribute, this consultation is available as an online survey here. This consultation opened on Friday 16th December and will close at 12pm on Friday 6th January.

Your feedback will be reviewed following the closing date and the Trailblazer will consider where amendments should be made to the draft standards. The Standards will then be submitted to the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) to seek approval.