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Consultations and events

We are committed to working with osteopaths, patients, other healthcare professionals and all those with an interest in osteopathic care and the work of the GOsC. Through consultations, we invite your views when we are planning new areas of work or changing the way we do things. We always welcome suggestions for improving the way we do things and we tell you below about how you can send us feedback.

Current consultations
Guidance for Osteopathic Pre-registration Education

A consultation on updated Guidance for Osteopathic Pre-registration Education and on new Standards for Osteopathic Education and Training

We would like your views on the updated Guidance and the Standards for Osteopathic Pre-registration Education, whether you are an osteopath, educator, student, patient or a member of the public.

This Guidance for Osteopathic Pre-registration Education (GOPRE) describes the outcomes that graduates are expected to demonstrate and the clinical experience necessary to gain a ‘recognised qualification’ showing that they practise in accordance with the Osteopathic Practice Standards (OPS). This qualification entitles graduates to register with us and begin safe, independent practice.

The Standards for Education and Training are the standards expected of the osteopathic educational providers to ensure that students demonstrate the required outcomes.

The purpose of this consultation is to ensure that the updated Guidance for Osteopathic Pre-registration Education and Standards for Education and Training are:

  • fit for purpose (including patient safety)
  • inclusive, reflecting our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion
Consultation documents

Consultation approach

Read our statement on our consultation approach.


From all sections of the website you can email us to let us know what you think about the information there; you can also use the form on our Contact us page to ask us questions, let us know if you haven't found the information you want or to let us know if you have found anything on this website particularly helpful.

Involving patients in our work

We are looking for osteopathic patients to be actively involved in the work we do so we can listen, learn and better understand the patient perspective. If you are interested and willing to use your unique experience to help make a difference to future osteopathic care, we would love to hear from you. Find out more


For details of forthcoming Council and Education Committee meetings that are open to the public visit our Meetings page. When we have other forthcoming events, details will be available here.