Regulator – The General Osteopathic Council (GOsC)

The General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) governs osteopathy practise in the United Kingdom. Osteopaths are required by law to be enrolled with the GOsC in order to operate in the UK. Their goals are as follows: -maintaining a Register of all people who have the right to practise osteopathy collaborating with the general public and the osteopathic community to improve the safety of patients by recognising competent practitioners  -setting, and developing osteopathic practise and conduct standards. -assisting patients with any issues or complaints (they have the authority to remove any osteopaths who are unsuitable to practise from the Register). -ensuring the quality of osteopathic education Osteopaths are required to complete a three-year CPD cycle of 90 hours of self-directed CPD. This must include at least 45 hours of 'learning with others' CPD.