Important information for OTs from the HPC

For all concerned UK-based occupational therapists, be informed that due to an unfortunate postal disruption, the Health Professions Council has allowed an additional ‘grace period’ for the submission of renewal applications. Quoted below is the original announcement from the HPC.

Posted: 15/10/2007 – 17:00

Due to postal disruption, additional ‘grace period’ for renewal applications

Due to the exceptional circumstances the postal disruption may cause to those renewing their registration, the Health Professions Council is allowing an additional ‘grace period’ for renewal applications to be received from occupational therapists and biomedical scientists.

Registrants are now being given until the dates listed below to renew their registration for the 2007/9 registration cycle:

Occupational therapists (OT) – 30 November 2007
Biomedical scientists (BS) – 17 December 2007

Registrants are ‘lapsed’ if we do not receive their completed renewal form and payment by the relevant cut-off (lapsing) date. This means that their name will no longer appear on the HPC Register and they will need to complete a readmission form to come back onto it. Registrants who submit their forms within one month of being lapsed will not have to incur a re-admission fee and will only have to pay their renewal fee (covering their two-year cycle). Registrants who submit their forms after one month will be required to pay the re-admission fee of £110 in addition to their standard renewal fee.

For more information about renewals please visit You can email the UK registration department on Alternatively you can phone 0845 300 4472, or if calling from outside the UK +44 207 840 9802

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