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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 who are allowed to practise osteopathy in the UK. You can use our Register to find a local osteopath.

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Out now! The February/March issue of the osteopath includes leading articles on the new CPD consultation, leadership skills and new insurance rules. Other items include listening to patients, the Francis Report and the GOsC, the issues that concern patients and our reader survey results. Read it on the osteopath page.

CPD consultation

CPD consultation

We are consulting on a proposed new continuing professional development (CPD) scheme for osteopaths. Visit the dedicated consultation website to give us your views at http://cpd.osteopathy.org.uk/. Closing date 31 May 2015.

Effective regulation

New research, commissioned by the GOsC, seeks to identify the regulatory activities that best support patient safety and enhancement of quality of care: http://live2.gosc.netxtra.net/news-and-resources/resources/gosc-research/research-to-promote-effective-regulation/.


Questions about the proposed new CPD scheme?

31 March 2015

We’re hearing some good questions from osteopaths about the CPD...

CPD consultation: have you sent us your views?

17 March 2015

Respond to the GOsC’s proposals for a new Continuing Professional...


Interested in joining our Patient and Public Partnership Group? The group helps develop information for patients and the public and provides input into standards of practice.

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