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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

We are seeking views on the updates we have made to our draft Guidance about Professional Behaviours and Fitness to Practise for Osteopathic Students and Educational Providers. The feedback received will help to inform the final version. Find out more

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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