Osteopaths and lay people (non-osteopaths) serve on the Council in equal numbers. This helps to ensure that the interests of patients and the wider public are at the forefront of the regulation of osteopathy.
Alison White, a lay member, is Chair of Council. Council is supported by a team of staff, headed by the Chief Executive and Registrar, Tim Walker.
Council focuses on strategic development and major policy issues while its committees concentrate on implementing these policies, within the framework decided by Council, and on exercising delegated authority for some statutory and regulatory roles.
The Council Code of Conduct sets out the standards that Council members must meet in carrying out their roles.
There is further information about how the GOsC is structured and managed in the Governance Handbook. The GOsC policies on remunerating Council and committee members and fitness to practice panellists are also available on the Governance Handbook page.
|Chair (lay)||Alison White|
|Lay members||Professor Colin Coulson-Thomas|
|Dr Joan Martin|
|Osteopathic members||John Chaffey|
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