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Claire Cheetham Osteopathic Practice

Claire Cheetham BSc (Hons) Ost Med, DO, MSc, qualified in 1994 from what is now the British College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed a Master’s degree in the study of “Medicine, Science and Society” from Birbeck University (University of London) in 2012.

Claire regularly lectures to other members of the Osteopathic profession, as well as undergraduate students, on subjects associated with healthcare regulation and professional standards.  Other professional education roles have included being a Senior Lecturer and Senior Clinic Tutor to undergraduate osteopaths and a Trainer in patient-handling techniques to home-carers and NHS staff, display screen equipment use, manual-handling, and ergonomic risk assessment.

Claire served as a Registrant member of the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) from 2005 to 2008 and was a member of the GOsC’s Investigating Committee for 8 years. In 2014, she was also appointed as a Professional Conduct Panel Member for the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and since 2017, she has chaired HCPC panels for its Investigating, Conduct and Competence, and Health Committees. In 2017 she was appointed to be a Registrant Panel Member on the GOsC’s Professional Conduct Committee, and in recent years has also been appointed to similar roles in other UK health and social care regulators.

Vince Cullen
Vince qualified in 1988 from what is now the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM). In addition to practising for many years as an osteopath, he has a wide experience within the osteopathic profession, including as Head of Development and Director of Professional Standards at the General Osteopathic Council, as a senior lecturer and clinical tutor, as head of osteopathic faculty and clinic, and on the Board of Directors for the Osteopathic International Alliance. He was also instrumental in establishing the Forum for Osteopathic Regulation in Europe (FORE).
He believes that healthcare should be straightforward and transparent so that individuals can take part in decisions on what ultimately for everyone is their greatest asset - their good health. Osteopathy represents this kind of approach to healthcare.

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