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We set standards in three areas

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We set and promote the standards of practice and conduct expected of osteopaths. These are set out in the Osteopathic Practice Standards.

Education and training

We ensure that all osteopaths practising in the UK have been educated to an approved standard.

Professional development

We require all osteopaths to complete a set amount of CPD each year in order to keep their knowledge and skills up to date.

Reviewing the Osteopathic Practice Standards

Many thanks to all who contributed to our review of the Osteopathic Practice Standards. There were 334 responses via the review website and 37 email comments. We are now analysing the responses, which will feed into the development of new standards that we will consult on in 2017.


We investigate concerns and complaints about osteopaths who do not meet the standards of practice.


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