The General Osteopathic Council has met all the PSA’s Standards of Good Regulation for the twelfth year in succession; continuing to be the only health and care regulator with that record.

The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA) oversees the performance of ten health and social care regulators and, in its latest annual performance review, has found that the GOsC has met all Standards of Good Regulation for the twelfth year running.

The PSA has 18 Standards of Good Regulation which cover the core functions of the regulator and include a focus on equality, diversity and inclusion; ensuring that relevant learning from one part of the business is applied to others; and that the regulator consults with all relevant stakeholders.

Chair of Council, Dr Bill Gunnyeon, said:

“We are delighted with the outcome of the Performance Review report, which once again provides independent evidence that the GOsC continues to deliver high quality regulation, ensuring the protection of the public and supporting the development of the profession.

“This success has been the result of the dedication and hard work of the entire GOsC team to whom a huge debt of gratitude is owed. I would also wish to express my appreciation for the work of my fellow Council members who have continued to work in a constructive and supportive way with our Chief Executive and Senior Management Team.”

Chief Executive and Registrar, Matthew Redford, commented:

“Our regulatory approach is centred on partnership, working with osteopaths, patients and other stakeholders. I am pleased to see this reflected in the Performance Review report and that GOsC continues to maintain our proud record of passing all Standards of Regulation. I am especially proud of the fact that the PSA have identified the work we have done, and continue to do, to meet our ongoing commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.”

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