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Reflecting on Convention 2023

10 November 2023

Convention 2023 marked 30 years of recognition since the passing of the Osteopaths Act 1993, here Matthew shares his reflections on attending this once in a lifetime event.

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Reflections on Pride in London 2023

20 July 2023

Matthew shares his experience of the GOsC taking part in the Pride in London parade for the first time, making history with GOsC colleagues, stakeholders and osteopaths.

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Starting a conversation: developing our new strategy

10 August 2022

Matthew reflects on how we are using our learning about the GOsC’s performance to set a path for developing our next Strategic Plan, working together with the profession.

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LGBT+ History Month, the GOsC and me

1 February 2022

February is LGBT+ History Month, which aims to raise awareness of, and combat prejudice against, the LGBT+ community, while celebrating its achievement and diversity and making the community more visible. In this blog, Matthew reflects on what LGBT+ History Month means to him and the work of the GOsC.

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NCOR: A fond farewell and a warm welcome

15 November 2021

As Professor Dawn Carnes hands over Directorship of the National Council for Osteopathic Research (NCOR) to Dr Jerry Draper-Rodi, Matthew reflects on the achievements of Professor Carnes and shares his ambitions and hopes for working with Dr Draper-Rodi.

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We want to identify and develop future governance leaders within the profession

5 October 2021

The GOsC recently ran an online recruitment event for osteopaths considering applying for current or future governance roles. Here Matthew provides an overview of what was covered on the day and shares some tips for anyone wishing to apply

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Have your say on proposed reforms for professional regulation

11 June 2021

In March 2021, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) launched a consultation on proposed reforms for professional regulation. The consultation is open until 16 June 2021. Matthew Redford shares his summary of the proposals.

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Putting equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our work

25 May 2021

In this video, Matthew Redford explains why equality, diversity and inclusion is a major priority for the GOsC and calls for patients to take part in focus groups and phone interviews in early June to get their feedback on our draft Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Framework for 2021-24.

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