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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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Patients help to build the evidence base

Patients help to build the evidence base

An app that collects feedback directly from patients, the rollout of the new CPD scheme, improving the patient experience;
patient dignity and the standing examination, and new NICE low back pain guideline are all featured in the June/July issue of the osteopath.

Guidance for students and colleges: tell us what you think

Guidance for students and colleges: tell us what you think

We are consulting on
revised guidance for students and colleges on student fitness to practise and the management of disabilities and health impairments. We would like your views: help shape the final guidance. Closing date is 30 June.

Developing the osteopathic profession

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.

News

Bournemouth osteopath removed from GOsC Register for persistent dishonesty

23 June 2016

The General Osteopathic Council (GOsC), the UK regulator for osteopaths,...

Building the evidence: 'the osteopath' for June/July

15 June 2016

An app that collects feedback directly from patients to demonstrate...

InFocus

Patient and Public Partnership Group: Could you help us with our work? Input from patients and the public helps to ensure that our work reflects the public interest. If you would like to be involved in developing information for patients and the public or are interested in standards of osteopathic practice, consider joining our Patient and Public Partnership Group.
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