The General Osteopathic Council has published its21/22 fitness to practise report that includes details of decisions made by the Professional Conduct Committee and any sanctions applied.


  • During the 12 months from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022, the GOsC’s Investigating Committee met 9 times and considered 26 cases. It concluded that 17 of those cases should be heard by the Professional Conduct Committee. In 8 cases, it found no case to answer. In one case it found no case to answer but issued advice.
  • In 2 cases, the complaint was sufficiently serious for the Committee to impose an interim suspension order pending a hearing. In 4 cases, the Investigating Committee did not impose an interim suspension order and in 2 cases, the Investigating Committee accepted undertakings from the osteopath.
    There were no substantive cases heard by the Health Committee from 1 April 2021 to 31 April 2022. There was one review hearing where the Committee determined that the suspension should be extended by 12 months.
  • From 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 the Professional Conduct Committee made a final decision in 13 cases, of which 11 related to unacceptable professional conduct and 2 related to criminal convictions. 2 of these cases involved the same osteopath (i.e. were heard jointly).
  • The Committee removed 3 osteopaths from the Register.
  • 2 osteopaths were suspended from practice.
  • Conditions of practice were imposed on 2 osteopaths, and 2 osteopaths were admonished by the Committee. No findings were made against the osteopaths concerned in 4 cases, and these were closed with no further action.
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