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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.






Check the Register

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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Get involved

Join our Council
We’re looking for two new osteopath Council members who understand the importance of public protection and taking an inclusive approach to decision making, to help maintain and build public confidence in regulation. Find out more and apply

Join our Policy and Education Committee
We’re looking for two osteopath and two lay members to join our Policy and Education Committee. If you are interested in contributing to the development of the profession, osteopathic education and training, find out more and apply

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.


Guidance on Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging shared

21 May 2024

The guidance explains how the Osteopathic Practice Standards can help...

GOsC Strategy 2024-2030 published

24 April 2024

Our new Strategy sets the direction of our work over...


Reflections from GOsC’s new Chair of Council

19 June 2024

Jo Clift explains why she applied for the role and...

Recruiting for a diverse GOsC decision-making committee

22 March 2024

Andrew Harvey, Chair of GOsC’s Professional Conduct Committee and the...