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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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Student fitness to practise

Student fitness to practise

The concept of fitness to practise isn't only relevant once osteopaths are registered with us, it is very relevant for students too. Our revised guides for students and for osteopathic educational institutions explain what kinds of behaviours are, and are not, appropriate and the role of the educational institutions in ensuring that students who qualify are fit to practise.

Ready for the new CPD scheme?

Ready for the new CPD scheme?

More than 350 osteopaths share their approaches to learning in the April/May issue of the osteopath. Other features include:  are some osteopaths at higher risk of complaints? How to protect your patient data from cyber-criminals; and meet the new Council members.

Developing mentoring for associates

Developing mentoring for associates

Osteopaths are invited to take part in a pilot scheme to learn and practise new mentoring skills to support recent graduates. Find out more about this and the toolkit being developed by the Osteopathic Development Group (ODG) on page 7 of the April/May 2017 issue of the osteopath magazine.

News

Ready for the new CPD scheme?

24 April 2017

Osteopaths share approaches to learning in the April/May issue of...

GOsC announces new appointments to statutory committees

01 April 2017

The General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) is pleased to announce the...

Room hire near Tower Bridge

We have three smart, comfortable and competitively priced rooms for hire at our offices near Tower Bridge. Suitable for conferences, meetings or hearings, training sessions or business presentations. Costs include equipment hire and refreshments. >Read more