ABOUT HEALTH PROFESSIONS COUNCIL OF ZAMBIA

The Health Professions Council of Zambia (HPCZ) is a statutory regulatory body established under the Health Professions Act No. 24 of 2009 of the Laws of Zambia

our legal mandate

We regulate the health professions in the country in aspects pertaining to Registration, Accreditation, Health Facilities Licensing, education and training, professional conduct and ethical behaviour, ensuring continuing professional development, and fostering compliance with healthcare standards.

REGISTRATION

Registration with the Health Professions Council of Zambia is a requirement for professional practice and it is also legal to keep all personal details and practice licenses up to date at all times.

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THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS COUNCIL OF ZAMBIA

The government of the Republic of Zambia through the Ministry of Health (MoH) spearheads the provision of health services in Zambia. It is the major provider of healthcare services to the general public. With the introduction of the Health Professions Act, the Council has been given the mandate to register and regulate all Health Facilities in Zambia, both public and private and Training Institutions teaching health sciences.

The Health Professions Council of Zambia (HPCZ) is a statutory regulatory body established under the Health Professions Act No. 24 of 2009 of the Laws of Zambia. The functions of HPCZ as enshrined in the Act are as follows;

  • Registration of health practitioners and regulation of their professional conduct (except for nurses who are registered and regulated under another Act);
  • Licensing and regulation of all health facilities;
  • Accreditation of healthcare services provided by health facilities; and the
  • Recognition and approval of training programmes for health practitioners.
  • Conducting and managing professional licensure examinations

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • ONLINE SERVICES

    ONLINE SERVICES

    HPCZ has now launched online services that allow practitioners to access services like online renewal of practicing certificates. [...] [...]

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL HEALTH PRACTITIONERS ON GOVERNMENT PMEC SYSTEM

ONLINE RENEWAL OF HPCZ LICENCES

HPCZ would like to inform all Health Practitioners (Zambians and Non-Zambians) on the Government Payroll Management Establishment and Control (PMEC) System, that we have introduced online renewal services strictly for renewing, downloading and printing of practicing licences and certificates.
Registrants can access the service commencing 18th December 2018.
For more details on how to utilise the online services please visit www.hpcz.org.zm

Kindly take this as official notification from the Health Professions Council of Zambia.


Signed & Issued by:
The Public Relations Unit

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IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL HEALTH PRACTITIONERS ON GOVERNMENT PMEC SYSTEM

It is a requirement under the health Professions Act.24 of the Laws of Zambia that all health practitioners should renew their practicing licences before the beginning of each year.

Following the notice issued on 3rd October, 2018 concerning renewal of 2019 licenses and certificates, HPCZ would like to inform all health practitioners on government Payroll Management Establishment and Control (PMEC) system that deductions for the year 2019 practicing licences renewal were effected this October 2018. This is to meet requirements of the HPCZ Act which demand that all health practitioners must have a valid practicing licence by 1st January of each year.

HPCZ sincerely apologises for the inconvenience caused for not communicating in advance.
Kindly take this as official notification from the Health Professions Council of Zambia.

Issued by:
The Public Relations Unit
Health Professions Council of Zambia

Dated : Saturday 27th October, 2018.

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LICENSURE EXAMINATIONS PHASED OUT, REPLACED WITH ALTERNATIVE MONITORING MECHANISMS

22nd February, 2019

PRESS STATEMENT- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Health Professions Council of Zambia- HPCZ has resolved to with immediate effect abolish conducting Professional Licensure Examinations, both Theory and Practical. As you may be aware, passing Licensure Examinations has been a prerequisite for HPCZ to issue Certificates permitting Health Practitioners to Practice in any facility within Zambia.

This means that Candidates who were scheduled to sit for the February-March 2019 Examination will not be required to do so but can proceed to register as Health Practitioners.

All fees paid by the Candidates for the February-March Examination will be channelled to their registration.
However, Foreign-trained Health Practitioners as per provision of Section 10 of the Health Professions Act No. 24 of 2009 will be required to undergo Assessment Examination conducted by a Training Institution in Zambia, recognised by HPCZ.

It must be noted that the development does not compromise HPCZ’s quest to enforce high Standards of training, neither should it be perceived as leeway for Training Institutions to be reluctant in offering quality training to their Students because access to skilled healthcare for all, remains a priority for the Health Professions Council of Zambia. The Council shall hold individual Lecturers/Trainers accountable for any failure in the training standards.

Therefore, there shall be enhanced monitoring of Health Training Programmes to evaluate quality improvement.

The following are among areas that HPCZ will closely monitor in Training Institutions offering Health Programmes:

1) Enrollment

Over-enrollment of students which results in compromising the quality of training will force the Council to withdraw Certificate of Approval for the particular Programme,

2) Indexing

Students pursuing Health Programmes must all be indexed and only those that meet the entry criteria as stipulated in the curriculum shall be allowed to proceed with training,

3) Lecturers

The quality of Lecturers will be assessed on regular basis for purposes of making sure that their credentials meet standards to teach Health Programmes,

4) Continuous Assessment

The Council shall closely track the progression of Students to make sure that all necessary prerequisites are being met prior to proceeding to the next level of a programme. This includes verification of number of assignments and tests given to Students

5) Delivery of Curriculum

The Council shall further ensure close monitoring of the mode of delivery of the approved Training Programmes to assure quality for the graduand.
The Health Professions Council of Zambia would like to urge Training Institutions to come up with self-evaluation mechanisms as a way of demonstrating commitment to adhere to set Standards and ensure that there are quality improvement systems in place.

Signed and Issued by:

Mr. Bwembya B. Bwalya
Acting Chief Executive Officer & Registrar

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NOTICE TO ALL HEALTH PRACTITIONERS, HEALTH FACILITIES AND TRAINING INSTITUTIONS

LICENCES AND CERTIFICATES RENEWALS FOR 2019

This serves to remind all Health Practitioners, Training Institutions and Health Facilities licensed under the Health Professions Act No. 24 of 2009 of the Laws of Zambia that you are required to renew your practicing certificates and approval licenses for 2019.

The renewal exercise will run from October 1st 2018 to December 31st 2018 and please note that there will be no extension.

Avoid any inconveniences that could result from failure to comply with the conditions of your licence/certificate as stipulated in the Law.



All renewal payments must be deposited at any Zambia National Commercial Bank Branch using the

Bill Muster Platform or at any BARCLAYS Bank Branch using the details:
Account (A/C) Name: Health Professions Council of Zambia
Account (A/C) No: 16-6883911
Branch: Lusaka Business Centre
Sort Code: 20016
Swift Code: BARCZMLX

Cheque deposits shall also be accepted.

ISSUED by:
THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER /REGISTRAR
HEALTH PROFESSIONS COUNCIL OF ZAMBIA

DATED: WEDNESDAY 3RD OCTOBER, 2018


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HPCZ MOURNS DR. MANNASSEH PHIRI

The Council, Management and Staff of the Health Professions Council of Zambia (HPCZ) wishes to express its heartfelt condolences to the family of Dr. Mannasseh Phiri, the medical fraternity and the entire nation at large on the untimely death of Dr. Mannasseh Phiri.

The late Dr. Mannasseh Phiri  qualified as  Medical  Doctor  from the   University of Zambia in 1978 before proceeding to the then Ndola Central Hospital for Internship which he completed on 6th February 1979. The Late Dr. Phiri was admitted, as a Medical Practitioner, on the then Medical Council of Zambia full register on 23rd April 1979.

The Health Professions Council of Zambia will remember Dr. Mannasseh Phiri for his contribution to the health sector as a Doctor, an advocate for fight against cancer, HIV and AIDS and his service to the Zambia Flying Doctor Service, as an Executive Director in 1994. His humility, wisdom and guidance on many medical professional issues will be greatly missed by the Health Professions Council of Zambia.

The Health Professions Council of Zambia therefore, wishes to ask God to comfort and strength Dr. Mannasseh Phiri’s family during this challenging moments of sorrow.

May the Soul of Dr. Mannasseh Phiri rest in eternal peace.

Signed and Issued by:

Terry Musonda, HEAD OF PUBLIC RELATIONS UNIT

Dated Monday 22nd April, 2019 at Lusaka.

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“Promoting Compliance in healthcare and training Standards.”