PSA statement on GCC Annual Performance Review
Statement by the Professional Standards Authority on its annual performance review of the General Chiropractic Council for 2020/21.
The Professional Standards Authority has published its annual performance review of the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) for 2020/21. We review each of the statutory health and social care regulators each year to assess whether they are meeting our Standards of Good Regulation. At the time of assessment, the GCC’s register includes almost 3,400 chiropractors in the UK.
We have assessed the GCC’s performance against our Standards of Good Regulation. For this review period, covering 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021, the GCC has met 17 out of 18 of the Standards. The judgements we make against each Standard incorporate a range of evidence to form an overall picture of performance. Meeting a Standard means that, based on the information we have reviewed, we are satisfied that a regulator is performing well in that area.
The GCC did not meet Standard 3 because we considered it had not yet embedded thinking around Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) into all aspects of its work. For example, it could have made better use of the EDI data it held regarding applicants for committee membership and registrants subject to fitness to practise complaints; the data indicated some potential differences which we thought the GCC should have identified and reflected on.