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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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Have your say on the updated OPS

Have your say on the updated OPS

We have updated the Osteopathic Practice Standards (OPS) and we would like your views on them. It’s easy to make your comments on the revisions using our dedicated review website.
Closing date: 31 October.

New CPD for osteopaths

New CPD for osteopaths

Our new CPD scheme for osteopaths will be introduced from September 2018. Learn more about the new requirements and try out the learning resources on our dedicated new CPD website.

Latest issue of 'the osteopath' out now

Latest issue of 'the osteopath' out now

“No set scripts and no set patients”: exploring why effective communication is a clinical decision, rather than just a regulatory requirement. Plus what to include in your annual CPD form.


Vacancies: Professional Conduct Committee registrant members

20 October 2017

We are appointing two osteopaths to join the Professional Conduct...

Share your views on new Hearings and Sanctions Guidance

25 September 2017

We are inviting views on our draft Hearings and Sanctions...

CPD Rules consultation

Give us your views on the amended Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Rules. Our new CPD scheme will take effect from September 2018 and the changes to the CPD rules are necessary for the implementation of the new scheme. Closing date 16 November 2017. >Read more