Changes to the quality assurance of osteopathic education
We are consulting on proposals for a number of policy changes in relation to the quality assurance of osteopathic education.
Documents to download:
- Consultation document
- Consultation response form (Word)
- Online consultation response form
- Diversity questionnaire
One of the GOsC’s statutory duties, as set out in the Osteopaths Act 1993, is assuring the quality of undergraduate and pre-registration education (Quality Assurance).
This consultation proposes a number of policy changes in relation to the quality assurance of osteopathic education, as well as a call for evidence about other aspects of quality assurance.
The proposed changes are:
- the removal of RQ expiry dates
- the publication of conditions to enhance transparency and accountability and
- the adoption of a formal procedure to deal with concerns about osteopathic education.
The consultation also explores ways in which good practice can be identified, shared and sustained to enhance the quality of pre-registration education.
The GOsC is also exploring how it may introduce a more risk-based approach to its quality assurance process. This is to reflect sector-wide developments in regulation, particularly in higher education, and an expectation that regulation is proportionate and more targeted and focussed on areas that are in need of support.
Please read the consultation document before answering the consultation questions.
Changes to the quality assurance of osteopathic education consultation
General Osteopathic Council
176 Tower Bridge Road
London SE1 3LU
Copies of the consultation document and the consultation response form are available on request in other formats by contacting the GOsC via email at: QAconsultation@osteopathy.org.uk or telephoning 020 7357 6655 x230.
The deadline for responses is Thursday 3 May 2018
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 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.