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The General Osteopathic Council regulates osteopaths in the UK

The General Osteopathic Council regulates osteopaths in the UK


We work with the public and the osteopathic profession to promote patient safety by setting, maintaining and developing standards of osteopathic practice and conduct.


COVID-19: We are encouraging osteopaths to remain up-to-date with all public health statements and guidance issued regarding COVID-19. Find out more on our COVID-19 hub



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COVID-19: Osteopaths are being advised to use their professional judgement, in discussion with patients, to determine whether face-to-face treatment is appropriate, taking into account the likely benefits and risks, and they are being advised to ensure they explain these clearly so you are able to give your informed consent.

By law, osteopaths must be registered with us to practise in the UK. You can search the Register by surname, postcode, town, county, country or registration number.


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We’re looking for a team player who is digitally savvy, motivated, creative and has a ‘can-do’ attitude to join our Communications and Engagement team. In this pivotal role, you will be writing excellent and engaging copy, updating and improving our websites with usability, audience insight and stakeholder relations top of mind. Find out more and apply


We’re looking for osteopathic patients to join our Patient Involvement Forum and to take part in any of a range of activities such as focus groups, surveys and consultations.
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Visit the CPD scheme website

Visit the CPD scheme website

Our CPD site is packed with useful resources, case studies, 'how to' guides, templates and blogs.

Read the Standards online

Read the Standards online

Get to know the Osteopathic Practice Standards by visiting our dedicated mobile-friendly website.


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