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External consultations

As part of our work with patients, osteopaths, the wider public, educators, other healthcare professionals and policy makers in the UK and internationally, we contribute our views to the consultations of other organisations.

GOsC responses to external consultations

Here are our responses to consultations that we have contributed to since January 2008. For information about responses to earlier consultations, please email us at pressoffice@osteopathy.org.uk.

GOsC response to Department of Health consultation 'Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation', January 2018

GOsC response to the Department of Health's consultation on the regulation of medical associate professions in the UK, December 2017

Response to the Office for Students Securing Student Success consultation, December 2017

GOsC response to Striking the right balance: proposals for a Welsh Language Bill, October 2017

Response to Welsh Government consultation on draft standards for the health sector and regulatory impact assessment, October 2016

Response to Health and Care Professions Council consultation on draft revised guidance on returning to practice, August 2016

Response to the Association of Nutritionists consultation: Competence Requirements for UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN) Registered Nutritionist (Healthcare), April 2016

Response to the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills Draft Statutory Instrument: European Union (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) Regulations 2015 and the Draft Guidance for Competent Authorities implementing, May 2015

Response to the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills consultation on the transposition of the revised Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications Directive, November 2014

Response to the Law Commission consultation on the Regulation of Health and Social Care Professionals, May 2012

Submission from the General Osteopathic Council, the Council of Osteopathic Educational Institutions and the British Osteopathic Association in response to the Health Select Committee Inquiry into Education, training and workforce planning, December 2011

Response to European Commission Green Paper: Modernising the Professional Qualifications Directive, September 2011

Evidence to the House of Lords EU Social Policies and Consumer Protection Sub-committee Review of the Professional Qualifications Directive: Mobility of Healthcare Professionals, June 2011

Liberating the NHS: Developing the Healthcare Workforce, joint response from the British Osteopathic Association, Council of Osteopathic Educational Institutions and the General Osteopathic Council, Department of Health, March 2011

European Commission consultation on the Professional Qualifications Directive, European Commission consultation, March 2011

Student Immigration System, UK Border Agency, January 2011

Statutory Regulation of Practitioners of Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine & other Traditional Medicine Systems Practised in the UK, Department of Health consultation, November 2009

Review of operation in UK of Directive 2005/36/EC on recognition of professional qualifications, European Commission consultation, October 2009

Patients’ Rights Bill for users of the NHS in Scotland, Scottish Government consultation, January 2009

European Commission proposals for a Directive on the application of patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare, Department of Health consultation, December 2008

Inquiry into the European Commission’s proposed directive on the application of patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare, House of Lords Select Committee inquiry, September 2008

Health Care and Associated Professions Order 2008, Department of Health consultation, February 2008