As you may be aware, Professor Gerry McGivern from the University of Warwick and his team are running an independent survey asking osteopaths about their views and experiences of regulation and its impact on practice, professionalism and patient care.
This significant survey matters and is a chance for all osteopaths to have their voice heard. Please click here to complete the survey.
The General Osteopathic Council ran a major feature in their Jan/Feb 2020 issue of The Osteopath magazine, in which Professor McGivern talks about his original research (here’s a link to the article which starts on page 10). Carried out in 2014 on behalf of the GOsC, the original research explored the factors that encourage or inhibit compliance with the Osteopathic Practice Standards (OPS). This new piece of research will build on those important findings and see whether and how osteopaths’ views and experience of osteopathic regulation have changed since the 2014 study. You will also be able to read about how that research was instrumental in providing evidence to inform the GOsC’s development of key policy areas such as the OPS, the new CPD scheme, and our continued programme of engagement. You can read about what you told the GOsC and what they did as a result.
The new survey runs until 25 February 2020. No individual will be identifiable from their response and the results will be reported anonymously, in aggregated form only.