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I wish to restore my registration

If you have been off the Register for any reason and want to return to practice as an osteopath you may apply for restoration to the Register.

You will need to complete a restoration application form, provide health and character references and obtain an enhanced check for regulated activity.

Patient consultationYou will be expected to have maintained your continuing professional development during your time off the Register. Part of the restoration process will include submitting a CPD Annual Summary Form, with supporting evidence. This will assist your application for restoration.

Please note that you cannot return to practice until you have received confirmation from us that your status has been changed to that of fully registered.

Less than two years off the Register

Write to us at registration@osteopathy.org.uk to request an application pack. You will need to include your updated contact details.

Two years or more off the Register

Before contacting us you should read the Return to Practice Process Guidelines for Assessors and Osteopaths.

You will need to complete a Return to Practice Self-assessment Form. Write to us at registration@osteopathy.org.uk to request an application pack and the self assessment form. You will also need to include your updated contact details.

We will review your Return to Practice Self-assessment Form to help us decide whether you need any assistance. We have a pool of Return to Practice Reviewers, experienced osteopaths, who will work with you to help you make the transition back into practice and help to ensure patient safety by guiding you on best practice at what could be a difficult point in your career. Download this list of current reviewers to find out more about them.