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Guidance on Voluntary Removal Applications

We are consulting on new guidance about the factors that the GOsC Registrar will take into consideration when an osteopath requests to be removed from the Register of osteopaths (voluntary removal) and would welcome your views.

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Voluntary removal

A registrant can request removal from the Register of osteopaths at any time. This process is referred to as voluntary removal or resignation. The application for removal is usually straightforward and the removal can be carried out quickly.

However, where a registrant applying for removal is the subject of an ongoing fitness to practise investigation, the Registrar must take a number of factors into consideration before deciding whether to agree to the application or not.

The Draft Guidance on Voluntary Removal Applications sets out the factors the Registrar will take into account.

To respond

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

Draft Guidance on Voluntary Removal Applications consultation
General Osteopathic Council
Osteopathy House
176 Tower Bridge Road
London SE1 3LU

The deadline for responses is 30 November 2016.

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.