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Tell us what you think about proposals to make changes to the quality assurance of osteopathic education

9 March 2018

We are consulting on proposals for a number of policy changes in relation to the quality assurance of osteopathic education.

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.

Read the consultation document and send us your views at http://www.osteopathy.org.uk/about-us/our-work/consultations-and-events/quality-assurance-of-osteopathic-education/