The day-to-day work of the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) is guided by our Corporate Strategy and Business Plan.
The Corporate Strategy sets out the priorities of the GOsC for the years 2016-2019 and has three main purposes.
- It describes what Council wishes the organisation to achieve.
- It provides a mandate for the organisation’s work programme, led by the Chief Executive and staff team.
- It provides a framework for the monitoring of the organisation’s performance by Council.
The strategy describes our goals and key activities against three main objectives. It also explains how we will measure our performance, and how assurance is provided that the organisation is operating effectively.
Our aim as a regulator is: ‘To fulfil our statutory duty to protect public and patient safety through targeted and effective regulation, working actively and in partnership with others to ensure a high quality of patient experience and of osteopathic practice.’
To meet this aim, in 2016-19 we will be working towards three high-level strategic objectives, which are:
- to promote public and patient safety through patient-centred, proportionate, targeted and effective regulatory activity
- to encourage and facilitate continuous improvement in the quality of osteopathic healthcare
- to use our resources efficiently and effectively, while adapting and responding to change in the external environment.
Working with others
Partnership is at the heart of delivering our objectives; a regulator is not synonymous with the profession it regulates and we believe strongly that, where appropriate, we should work with others to achieve them.
Each year we publish a detailed Business Plan setting out the work we will do in order to meet our goals. Copies of this are available on request from the Head of Finance, email email@example.com. Council will receive at each meeting a report of progress against the annual Business Plan.