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Welcome to the General Osteopathic Council website

Welcome to the General Osteopathic Council website

 

We regulate the practice of osteopathy in the United Kingdom. By law osteopaths must be registered with us in order to practise.


We work with the public and osteopathic profession to promote patient safety by registering qualified professionals, and setting, maintaining and developing standards of osteopathic practice and conduct. 

Find an osteopath

The UK Statutory Register of Osteopaths includes all those allowed to practise osteopathy in the UK. Use our Register to find a local osteopath or check that someone is registered as an osteopath. Search for an osteopath by surname, postcode, town, county, country or registration number.

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Access to patient records: guidance in 'the osteopath'

Access to patient records: guidance in 'the osteopath'

Sharing sensitive patient information, launch of the new CPD scheme, and Council and committee recruitment are key items in the October/November issue of 'the osteopath'. Also included: a more supportive role for regulation; treatment of headaches; what to do about leaving the Register and the CPD evaluation survey.

Financial audit services: tenders invited

Financial audit services: tenders invited

We are inviting tenders for the provision of financial audit services to the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). Our aim is to appoint financial auditors for a period of two years, with the possibility of extending for a further three years. Closing date: 16 December 2016.

Policy Advisory Committee vacancies at the GOsC

Policy Advisory Committee vacancies at the GOsC

We are recruiting for new lay and osteopath members of our Policy Advisory Committee for roles that will commence on 1 April 2017. Closing date: 11 January 2017.

News

ASA guidance on advertising claims about treating babies, children and pregnant women

02 December 2016

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has been working closely with...

Financial audit services for GOsC: tender

28 November 2016

The GOsC is tendering for the provision of financial audit...

Developing the osteopathic profession

The Osteopathic Development Group brings the profession together for the long-term development
of osteopathy and is working on eight strategic projects. The group includes: The GOsC, The iO, The Council of Osteopathic Educational Institutions (c.hunt@bso.ac.uk), NCOR, The Osteopathic Alliance.
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