Ensuring high quality Osteopathic care

Advice from the General Osteopathic Council regarding high quality Osteopathic care:

It is illegal to describe oneself as an osteopath without General Osteopathic Council registration. Registration means the osteopath is: 

Properly trained and qualified Of good character and fit to practise Covered by professional indemnity insurance Keeping their knowledge and skills up to date

If an osteopath’s practise or conduct falls short of these required standards, the General Osteopathic Council will take steps to resolve the matter or can stop them from practising by removing them from our Register.

Osteopaths practise to high standards and you can learn more about these in the Osteopathic Practise Standards (General Osteopathic Council, 2012).