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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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Vacancies at the GOsC

Vacancies at the GOsC

We are recruiting for a Regulation Manager to join our Regulation Department (closing date 13 September), and six osteopaths to take on the dual roles of Registration Assessor/Education Visitor (closing date 23 September).

Read the latest issue of 'the osteopath'

Read the latest issue of 'the osteopath'

Catch up on the development of our new CPD scheme, what issues prompt patient concerns, osteopathy within British athletics. Also inside: implications of Brexit for UK osteopathy; CBE for NCOR’s first Chair; patient reported outcomes; mentoring for new registrants; effective practice websites; and more.

Join our patient group

Join our patient group

Would you like to be involved in developing information for patients and the public? Are you interested in standards of osteopathic practice? Our Patient and Public Partnership Group, helps us work more closely with patients to improve our services, better protect the public, and provide high quality information about osteopathic practice. Latest PPG newsletter out now.


GOsC recruiting new Regulation Manager

18 August 2016

The GOsC is seeking to recruit a Regulation Manager to...

Vacancies for education visitors/registration assessors

12 August 2016

We are now recruiting for six osteopaths to take on...

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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