Become a patient representative with the General Osteopathic Council

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General Osteopathic Council

The General Osteopathic Council is inviting – and offering training to – patients to take part in focus groups, surveys and workshops. Benefits include: 

  • Training and payment offered for activities; 

  • Help enhance patient safety and patient care; 

  • Gain additional knowledge and skills in relation to communicating with health professionals, participating in working groups, and in influencing and communicating; 

  • Receive feedback on how their participation has informed change or the development of a particular initiative. 

“Getting involved with the GOSC as a patient has actually taught me a lot. I have shared my experiences and tried to help implement changes and improvements, I have felt valued throughout and that’s a great feeling. I have improved my communication skills and this has boosted my confidence and self-esteem. I feel that I have overcome my personal health issues from the satisfaction I felt by sharing my story.” - Gul begum, Osteopathic patient representative

Find out more by emailing Rachel Heatley at: goscmail@osteopathy.org.uk 

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