Standard Case Directions Practice Note for the progression of cases published
13 January 2020
The General Osteopathic Council has published a practice note with Standard Case Directions that will be applied to all cases that progress to a final hearing before a Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) following a referral by the Investigating Committee (IC).
The Standard Case Directions are designed to ensure that cases are progressed in a timely way, for the benefit of the osteopath and in the public interest.
They set out the steps that should be followed by the GOsC and by the osteopath and their legal representative to prepare for a case to be heard by the PCC.
The Standard Case Directions have the overriding objective of enabling the GOsC to deal with cases fairly, justly and expeditiously in the public interest.
A public consultation was held on a draft of the Standard Case Directions between 21 August to 15 October 2018, and the Standard Case Directions came into effect on 1 December 2019.