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In Council - May 2015 decisions

29 May 2015

The 87th meeting of the General Osteopathic Council took place on Thursday 14 May 2015. The agenda and papers are available to read; minutes will be available after the next Council meeting.

You can find the agenda and all of the papers at: http://www.osteopathy.org.uk/about-us/the-organisation/meetings/.

Outcomes from the meeting include:
Practice notes

Council approved two new practice notes to assist the decision-making of the GOsC’s Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) and Health Committee.

The practice notes cover the circumstances in which evidence of an osteopath’s good character is admissible by the PCC, and the public interest considerations that may arise in the work of both committees

Guidance for fitness to practice committees

Council agreed that the GOsC should hold consultations later this year on two new draft guidance documents, covering:

  • the drafting of PCC determinations, to ensure consistency between the PCC’s different hearings panels
  • the different conditions of practice that the Health Committee might impose on osteopaths.
Governance Handbook

Council agreed revisions to the GOsC Governance Handbook relating to:

  • the procurement of services
  • the Audit Committee’s terms of reference
  • conflicts of interest.

The Governance Handbook is available at: http://www.osteopathy.org.uk/about-us/the-organisation/governance-handbook/.

Equality and diversity

Council approved the GOsC’s updated Equality and Diversity Policy. The policy has been simplified but the objectives remain unchanged.

Future Council meetings
  • Thursday 16 July 2015
  • Thursday 12 November 2015
  • Thursday 4 February 2016

Meetings take place at 10am at Osteopathy House, and are open to osteopaths and the public. If you wish to attend, as there are space restrictions, please contact Marcia Scott in advance on 020 7357 6655 x246 or email mscott@osteopathy.org.uk.