General Osteopathic Council

GOC-registered-dave-rushtonThe 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.
  • We work 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.
  • We help 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.
  • We also assure the quality of osteopathic education and ensure that osteopaths undertake continuing professional development.