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Whistleblowing disclosures joint report for 2023 published

27 September 2023

We’ve published the 2022-23 joint report on whistleblowing disclosures, together with eight other healthcare professional regulators.

The latest report shows how we have handled whistleblowing disclosures and the action we took as a result, from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023.

Published with the General Chiropractic Council, General Dental Council, General Medical Council, General Optical Council, General Pharmaceutical Council, Health and Care Professions Council, Nursing and Midwifery Council, and Social Work England, the report aims to provide transparency in how whistleblowing concerns are handled by each regulator.

By providing details of the number of concerns raised and the types of action taken in response, we also hope to improve confidence among whistleblowers that their disclosures are taken seriously.

GOsC received four whistleblowing disclosures in this period, two more than last year. One is under review and three disclosures have been closed.

Whistleblowers who raise concerns with us can access our free Independent Support Service at every stage of our fitness to practise proceedings. This service is available to patients, witnesses and osteopaths involved in our investigations.

The Independent Support Service is available 24/7 every day of the year on 0300 303 1964.

Read the 2023 Whistleblowing Disclosures report.

Read our current policy for handling whistleblowing concerns. This was updated in January 2023 to make it more accessible to those seeking to raise a concern with us.

Watch a video recording from our webinar about the Independent Support Service.