Whistleblowing disclosures joint report published
24 September 2020
The latest joint report on whistleblowing disclosures has been published by the General Osteopathic Council, together with the seven other healthcare professional regulators
The latest annual report shows how we have handled whistleblowing disclosures and what action we took for the year to March 2020.
Published with the General Chiropractic Council, General Dental Council, General Medical Council, General Optical Council, General Pharmaceutical Council, Health and Care Professions Council, and Nursing and Midwifery Council, the report highlights the regulators’ coordinated efforts 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.
GOsC received three whistleblowing disclosures between 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020.
During this year, the GOsC entered an agreement with the independent charity Victim Support, to provide a confidential support service to those involved in fitness to practise cases, including whistleblowers. Details of the service are now provided to all informants who make qualifying disclosures to us.
The Victim Support Helpline is available 24/7, every day of the year on 0300 303 1964.