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Council members

The 10 Council members are appointed by the Privy Council with the recruitment undertaken by the GOsC using procedures scrutinised by an independent body, the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

At least one member is appointed from each of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Applicants are assessed against agreed competences and criteria developed by Council.

All Council members are expected to observe the Seven Principles of Public Life as set out by the Nolan Committee: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

Appointment of non-Council members to committees

Council approves appointments and reappointments of members, who are not Council members, to the GOsC's committees.

Appointments can be renewed at the end of any period of office, subject to the GOsC’s needs and consistently high performance.

Reappointments are made according to an agreed protocol for considering the reappointment of non-Council members to committees.