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CPD Rules consultation

We would welcome your views on the amendments to the GOsC (Continuing Professional Development) Rules Order of Council 2006.

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Background to the consultation

The GOsC has developed and consulted on changes to its existing continuing professional development scheme (CPD) and in February 2016, Council agreed the new CPD scheme.

Osteopaths work mostly without teams and employers. They are trained to take a case history, perform an examination, make a diagnosis and agree a treatment plan (which may include referral to a GP for appropriate symptoms and conditions). Potential risks arise in diagnosis and treatment, from the clinical context of practice and the vulnerability of patients who dress down for examination and treatment. Effective communication and professionalism are vital for patients’ positive therapeutic experience.

Our new CPD scheme builds on the existing scheme and provides mechanisms that focus on maintaining high quality care for patients while mitigating the impact of professional isolation. There is no additional burden for osteopaths because no additional CPD hours are expected of them, ensuring a proportionate approach to regulation.

The consultation document sets out minor changes to the proposed amended consolidated version of The General Osteopathic Council (Continuing Professional Development) Rules Order of Council 2006 (GOsC CPD Rules) in order to bring the new CPD scheme fully into effect.

Please read the consultation document and the amendments to the Rules before answering the consultation questions.

To respond

You can complete and send us the online response form or send us your completed Word consultation response form by email to: newcpd@osteopathy.org.uk or by post to:

Amendments to the GOsC CPD Rules Order of Council 2006
General Osteopathic Council
Osteopathy House
176 Tower Bridge Road
London SE1 3LU

The deadline for responses is 16 November 2017

We are asking some specific questions that we would like responses to, but you are welcome to offer any comments you wish. All feedback will be taken into consideration.

We will publish a report about the consultation and the responses we have received. If you would prefer your response not to be made public, please indicate this when sending us your views.

We look forward to receiving your comments. Thank you in advance.

About you

We would also like to ask you some questions about you. Completing the diversity questionnaire is optional, but we would welcome information about our respondents. The information you provide will only be used for the purposes of analysing the consultation responses.