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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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How are we doing?

How are we doing?

We have many different groups of customers, including patients, the public, osteopaths and other health professionals, and we aim to provide you all with a high quality service. Tell us about your experiences with us, whether you have compliments or whether you are dissatisfied with the service you received.

What are the next steps in developing our new CPD scheme?

What are the next steps in developing our new CPD scheme?

Find out in the latest issue of the osteopath. Other items include: giving patients a voice; managing patients' data; assessing patients' capacity to consent; GOsC support for final year students; patients' views on candour and raising concerns about treatment - and more.

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.


GOsC Council to consider new Corporate Strategy on 4 February

27 January 2016

A new corporate strategy for the GOsC, for 2016-2019, will be...

Osteopathic Leadership Programme success

12 January 2016

All 20 of the participants in the first Osteopathic Leadership Programme...


Want to be involved in our work?
Would you like to be involved in developing information for patients and the public? Do you care about standards of osteopathic practice? If so, you might be interested in joining our Patient and Public Partnership Group.
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