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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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In the context of COVID-19, osteopaths are being advised to use their professional judgement, in discussion with patients, to determine the best course of action in terms of treatment, and the options available. They are being advised to ensure they explain these options 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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Osteopaths: we need your help to make our o zone website easier for you to use and renew your registration. Find out how to get involved

Patient Involvement Forum

We are 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: Find out how to get involved

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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