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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.

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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 are encouraging osteopaths to remain 
up-to-date with all public health statements and guidance issued in light of the recent outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Following recent government recommendations, our staff are working remotely and have limited phone access. If you have any queries, please email: covid19@osteopathy.org.uk.

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.


General Osteopathic Council removes Christopher Willis from its Register of osteopaths

18 January 2021

The GOsC’s Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) has found Christopher Willis,...

COVID-19: Osteopaths' eligibility for vaccination as front line workers - update

14 January 2021

We have written to Public Health England (PHE) and to...

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Guidance for Screeners

We are inviting views on our revised and updated guidance for screeners. Find out more on our consultations page.