General Osteopathic Council


The General Osteopathic Council liaises with numerous stakeholders associated with the regulation of osteopathic care, including Government departments, health & social care regulators, osteopathic organisations, osteopathic training institutions and patient representatives.    

Click on the links below to reach their respective websites.


Health and social care regulators
Site nameSite description
Care and Social Services Inspectorate WalesRegulates, inspects and reviews social care, early years and social services in Wales.
Care Council for WalesRegulates social care workers, qualified social workers, and social work students on approved degree courses in Wales.
Care InspectorateRegulates social care and social work services across Scotland.
Care Quality CommissionRegulates health and adult social care services provided by the NHS, local authorities, voluntary organisations and private companies in England.
Complementary and Natural Healthcare CouncilKey purpose is to protect the public by regulating complementary and natural healthcare practitioners on a voluntary register.
General Chiropractic CouncilRegulates chiropractors.
General Dental CouncilRegulates dentists and dental therapists, dental hygienists, dental nurses, dental technicians, clinical dental technicians and orthodontic therapists.
General Medical CouncilRegulates doctors.
General Optical CouncilRegulates opticians,optometrists, student opticians and optical businesses.
General Pharmaceutical CouncilRegulates pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy premises in Great Britain.
Health and Care Professions CouncilRegulates arts therapists, biomedical scientists, chiropodists, podiatrists, clinical scientists, dieticians, occupational therapists, operating department practitioners, orthoptists, paramedics, physiotherapists, practitioner psychologists, prosthetists and orthotists, radiographers, social workers, speech and language therapists.
Healthcare Improvement ScotlandProvides advice, guidance and sets standards; supports implementation and improvement; assesses, measures and reports on the performance of NHS Scotland and regulates independent healthcare in Scotland.
Healthcare Inspectorate WalesResponsible for undertake reviews and investigations into the provision of NHS funded care either by or for Welsh NHS organisations and independent healthcare services.
Northern Ireland Social Care CouncilRegulates social care workers, qualified social workers, and social work students on approved degree courses in Northern Ireland.
Nursing and Midwifery Council Regulates, nurses, midwives and specialist community public health nurses.
Pharmaceutical Society of Northern IrelandRegulates pharmacists and pharmacy premises in Northern Ireland.
Professional Standards AuthorityOversees the statutory UK health and social care regulators. The Professional Standards Authority (PSA) assesses their performance, conducts audits, scrutinises their decisions and reports to Parliament. The PSA also sets standards for organisations holding voluntary registers for health and social care occupations and accredits those that meet them. Previously known as the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence (CHRE).
Regulation and Quality Improvement AuthorityResponsible for monitoring and inspecting the availability and quality of health and social care services in Northern Ireland.
Scottish Social Services CouncilRegulates social care workers, qualified social workers, and social work students on approved degree courses in Scotland.