From reading the UKCP page on the Professional Standard Authority’s list of accredited registers, it appears their suspension has now been lifted.
UKCP’s accreditation was renewed by the Panel on 18 January 2016. The Panel’s decision will be published in due course.
This is not unexpected. Indeed, I predicted that would most likely be the case in my last blog post. That said, some of the other accredited registers may wish to take note that this is something that can happen. The UKCP may be the first AR to face suspension, but I wouldn’t be at all surprised if they turn out not to be the last.
In other UKCP news, candidates have been announced for the new UKCP chair. The two candidates are Pat Hunt and Martin Pollecoff. From reading their manifestos, they come across, respectively, as “the continuity candidate” and “the change candidate”. Pollecoff has some interesting things to say in his statement about the complaints procedures.
Separating the Regulation and Membership functions
The regulator works on behalf of the public to police our members. This requires a culture of objectivity and detachment. In contrast, a good membership organisation encourages the creativity and success of its members: and we need to be a closer community and involve our members more.
That’s why we need to separate these conflicting cultures so both sides can flourish. How we do that is a subject for wider discussion.
Interesting comments, and ones that I broadly agree with.