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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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New fitness to practise guidance: your views wanted

New fitness to practise guidance: your views wanted

We are consulting on new guidance for osteopaths about our fitness to practise process and attending a hearing. We would welcome your views. Closing date is 10 March 2017.

Before your first appointment with an osteopath...

Before your first appointment with an osteopath...

...check that the osteopath is registered with the GOsC. You can do this by checking the Register on this website or calling us on 020 7357 6655. You can download our leaflet What to expect from your osteopath and read more on this website.

Advertising about treating children and pregnant women

Advertising about treating children and pregnant women

The new ASA guidance about treating babies, children and pregnant women is the focus of the lead article in the December '16/January '17 issue of the osteopath. Other key articles look at protecting against phishing, areas of expertise for osteopaths, keeping practice details up-to-date, an update on the new CPD scheme, and much more.

News

Last chance to apply for Policy Advisory Committee

02 January 2017

Recruitment for two osteopath and two lay members of our...

Baby talk: advertising about treating children and pregnant women

15 December 2016

New guidance on advertising from the ASA is the subject...

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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