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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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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.

Senior Communications Officer vacancy

Senior Communications Officer vacancy

We are seeking an experienced communications professional to play a pivotal role in our Communications team and be responsible primarily for managing to a high standard the development and production of GOsC print publications and e-communications. Closes 20 February.

New fitness to practise guidance: your views wanted

New fitness to practise guidance: your views wanted

We are consulting on new guidance for osteopaths about our fitness to practise process and attending a hearing. We would welcome your views. Closing date is 10 March 2017.


London osteopath removed from the GOsC Register

17 February 2017

The General Osteopathic Council (GOsC), the UK regulator for osteopaths,...

The ABC of CPD

15 February 2017

The new issue of the osteopath magazine explains how we...

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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