The General Osteopathic Council is consulting on changes to its practice note for questioning witnesses involved in fitness to practise hearings.

GOsC said:

“We want to make sure all witnesses feel able to give their best evidence and engage effectively with the hearing process. We are therefore seeking views on our draft practice note for questioning witnesses, which will be used by our Professional Conduct Committee during fitness to practice hearings.”

It continued:

“Our draft Practice Note for Questioning Witnesses is part of a set of interim measures introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and national restrictions in 2020.

“The interim practice note was approved by GOsC Council in July 2020 to support our Committees during remote hearings. Since then we have gathered feedback from participants in remote and blended hearings as part of a general review of the practice note, and our consultation now focuses on the revised version.”

The deadline for responses to this consultation is Monday 31 October 2022.

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