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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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Give us your views on hearings and sanctions guidance

Give us your views on hearings and sanctions guidance

We are consulting on revised Indicative Sanctions Guidance for use by people involved in, or with an interest in, a fitness to practise hearing. Closing date 1 May 2017.

New CPD for osteopaths

New CPD for osteopaths

We are developing an enhanced scheme of CPD for osteopaths. Learn more about the new requirements and try out the learning resources.

Room hire near Tower Bridge

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.


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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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