28 July 2021

GOC launches three new public consultations

The GOC has launched consultations on its remote hearings protocols, service of statutory notices and its hearings and indicative sanctions guidance.

The GOC has launched public consultations on its Fitness to Practise (FtP) process, statutory notices and accessibility. We are seeking member's views to inform the College’s responses. 

Click on the links below before the 13 August to learn more and have your say:

  • Hearings and indicative sanctions guidance (consultation now closed).
  • Service of statutory notices by email policy (consultation now closed). 
  • Remote hearings protocol (consultation now closed). 

You can also respond directly to the GOC before 22 September here.

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