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Joint report on whistleblowing disclosures published

11 September 2019

Together with the seven other healthcare professional regulators, the General Osteopathic Council has published the latest report on whistleblowing disclosures

This latest joint report, for the year to 31 March 2019, shows how we have handled whistleblowing disclosures and what action we took. 

Published with the General Chiropractic CouncilGeneral Dental CouncilGeneral Medical CouncilGeneral Optical CouncilGeneral Pharmaceutical CouncilHealth and Care Professions Council, and Nursing and Midwifery Council, the report highlights the regulators’ coordinated effort to work together to handle serious whistleblowing issues raised with us.

By providing details on the number of concerns raised and the types of action taken as a result, the report aims to provide transparency in how whistleblowing concerns are handled and raise confidence among whistleblowers that their disclosures are taken seriously.

On 1 April 2017, a new legal duty came into force which required all prescribed bodies to publish an annual report on the whistleblowing disclosures made to them by workers. A decision was taken by the healthcare regulators to publish the first report in 2018 as a joint report, with the same approach taken this year. 

Read the 2019 Whistleblowing disclosures report

You can also read the GOsC’s Handling whistleblowing concerns policy