The current standards have been in place for the past six years and were updated following extensive engagement with osteopaths and patients, and with a Stakeholder Reference Group, which included the Council of Osteopathic Educational Institutions, the Institute of Osteopathy, the National Council for Osteopathic Research, the Osteopathic Alliance, and patients.
We began to review the current Osteopathic Practice Standards in January 2016 with an initial call for evidence. We then conducted a three-month consultation from August 2017 which considered whether the standards continued to reflect current practice. The consultation produced extremely valuable feedback and we are grateful to all those who gave their time to help us in shaping these updated standards.
You can read a report on how we consulted and the outcomes of that consultation activity.
August 2017 to October 2017
Consultation on the draft revised standards.
November 2017 to January 2018
Feedback evaluated and considered with the help of the Stakeholder Reference Group.
January 2018 to March 2018
Development of a consultation response and analysis report.
Policy Advisory Committee to consider the analysis report and any changes to the standards.
Final version of the revised standards will be reported to Council for approval.
Publication of the revised Osteopathic Practice Standards. The standards must be published for a year before officially coming into effect.
The revised Osteopathic Practice Standards fully come into effect.