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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.

Check the Register

By law, osteopaths must be registered with us in order to practise in the UK.

You can search the Register by surname, postcode, town, county, country or registration number.

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Read the latest edition of The Osteopath

Read the latest edition of The Osteopath

In this issue we look at understanding the patient perspective and why it's
important to take part in a new independent survey on

Visit the CPD scheme website

Visit the CPD scheme website

The new CPD scheme was launched on 1 October 2018. Those renewing their registration in December 2018 were first to complete Year 1 of the new scheme.

Read the Standards online

Read the Standards online

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


Online focus group for new graduates: share your views on the CPD scheme

17 February 2020

Did you graduate in the past 12 to 18 months? If you...

Coronavirus: latest guidance from the DHSC and PHE

11 February 2020

The General Osteopathic Council is reminding osteopaths to remain up-to-date...

Get involved

Have your say: new independent survey
What effect do you think regulation has on osteopathy practice? Take the survey

Consultation on insurance guidance
We are inviting views on our draft Guidance on insurance requirements for osteopaths. Read the consultation

Non-executive vacancy
We are seeking a senior level CIPD qualified HR professional to join our Remuneration and Appointments Committee. Find out more