The Health Practice Associates Council (HPAC) is the UK's regulator for pre-hospital clinicians below the grade of Paramedic. Working with stakeholders across the United Kingdom, we seek to regulate clinicians who meet our standards for the skills and training associated with their scope of practice, their behaviour and health in order to protect the public. We help employers monitor the ongoing professional conduct of their HPAC registered staff.
The HPAC is regulated as a nonprofit body owned by the public interest and is a registered council All applicants are verified before being admitted to the register and we select a random sample of renewing registrations to participate in a CPD audit.
The Care Quality Commission | Disclosure & Barring Service | National Police Chief's Council | NHS Safeguarding recognises the Health Practice Associates Council register in supporting the safe recruitment of non-paramedic ambulance clinicians.
Kenny Gibson is the National Head of Safeguarding for the NHS overseeing several portfolios, including Child Sexual Exploitation, Female Genital Mutilation and Looked After Children, and is the Safeguarding Lead for the HPAC. Prior to becoming the Head of Safeguarding for NHS England & NHS Improvement, Kenny was the Head of Public Health Commissioning for London. Kenny is passionate about connecting with and listening to patients, carers and health practitioners in order to improve services and experiences within the NHS, as well as to empower people about their own well-being.
He has supported the work of the HPAC as a Council member since 2019, and is excited to see the vital steps in the Council’s mission since the register was setup in 2014 to help safeguard patients and staﬀ across the UK as the first regulator for non-paramedic ambulance clinicians.