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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.

Osteopathic Practice Standards consultation

We are now consulting on updated Osteopathic Practice Standards. They have been revised following our review od the standards review and we hope they are clearer and easier to use in practice.

Please let us have your views on the updated standards. You can do this on the dedicated consultation website by the closing date 31 October 2017.


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


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