The GCC has four statutory committees which support the work of the Council. Statutory committees are operationally separate from the Council in order to ensure their decision-making is independent.
The role of the Education Committee is to guarantee high standards of chiropractic education and training. The committee ensures that these standards are maintained and regularly reviewed, playing a key role in ensuring the statutory duties of the GCC are complied with.
The Education Committee is also tasked to visit educational establishments who wish to deliver chiropractic degree education and review and submit their findings to the GCC for onward consideration by the Privy Council.
Sharon Oliver (Chair)
Aaron Ross Porter
The Investigating Committee (IC) investigates all complaints made against chiropractors who are registered in the UK, determining whether they have a 'case to answer' and refer the case to the Professional Conduct Committee or the Health Committee. The Committee can order a chiropractor’s registration to be suspended in cases where this is necessary to protect the public.
Jill Crawford (Lay Chair and overall Chair of the Investigating Committee)
Eileen Carr (Lay Chair)
Lubna Shuja (Lay Chair)
Asmita Naik (Lay Chair)
Nilla Varsani (Lay Chair)
The Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) & Health Committee (HC) is made up of chiropractic and lay panelists. The panelists are independent, but are required to take account of the GCC’s guidance.
The Professional Conduct Committee & Health Committee considers complaints against chiropractors referred to it by the Investigating Committee. The Committee can decide whether to determine a complaint by a public hearing or by private written submissions of evidence. If it is found that a complaint against a chiropractor is well founded, the Committee will take one of the following steps:
Claire Bonnet (Overall Chair of the Professional Conduct Committee and the Health Committee)
Philip Geering (Lay Chair)
Derek McFaull (Lay Chair)
Rachel O'Connell (Lay Chair)
John Walsh (Lay Chair)
The Audit and Risk Committee is responsible for the appointment and activity of the external auditors, maintaining and reviewing the General Chiropractic Council’s risk register, the accounting policies and the accounts of the Council. The Committee also monitors the strategic processes for risk and governance of the Council.
Fergus Devitt (Chair)
The Reappointments Committee assesses whether particular candidates for reappointment to the Council should be recommended to the Privy Council. It is a sub-committee of the Council. The membership is decided by the Chair of the Council on each occasion, and will usually consist of two current Council members who are not seeking reappointment at that time, along with one independent member. Different provisions apply to any reappointment of the Chair of the Council.
The Registration Appeals Committee adjudicates on challenges to decisions made by the Registrar in relation to registration matters. It is a sub-committee of the Council, and each panel will consist of three Council members appointed for the purpose by the Chair of the Council.
The Remuneration and Human Resources Committee oversees the remuneration, benefits and terms of service of the Chief Executive and Registrar and Directors, and sets the overall remuneration framework for other General Chiropractic Council employees. It also takes an overview of the GCC's People Strategy.
Steven Gould (Chair)
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