General Osteopathic Council Registration

The General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) regulates the practice of osteopathy in the United Kingdom.

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

  • The GOsC keeps the Register of all those permitted to practise osteopathy in the UK.
  • It works with the public and osteopathic profession to promote patient safety by registering qualified professionals and we set, maintain and develop standards of osteopathic practice and conduct.
  • It helps patients with any concerns or complaints about an osteopath and have the power to remove from the Register any osteopaths who are unfit to practise.
  • It also assures the quality of osteopathic education and ensure that osteopaths undertake continuing professional development.