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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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Communications and engagement manager vacancy

Communications and engagement manager vacancy

We are seeking a Communications and Engagement Manager to manage the Communications Team, and work with the Senior Management Team to develop and implement the GOsC’s communications and engagement strategy. Closing date: noon on Wednesday 28 June.

Countdown to new CPD

Countdown to new CPD

A new series to help you prepare for the new scheme in the June/July issue of the osteopath. Early adopters explore the benefits of case-based discussions. How are you currently recording and reviewing your CPD? How the PROMS app can help with patient feedback - and more.

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.


Countdown to new CPD: exploring the benefits of case-based discussions

20 June 2017

The latest issue of 'the osteopath' journal is out now.

GOsC continues to meet all standards of good regulation

16 June 2017

A review by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) – the body...

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