General Osteopathic Council
All osteopaths in the UK are regulated by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). Osteopaths are required to renew their registration each year and we provide registrants with an annual licence to practise. As part of this process, the GOsC checks that osteopaths have current professional indemnity insurance, remain in good health and of good character, and have met mandatory continuing professional development requirements.
The Institute of Osteopathy
The IOS is a merger of the three professional bodies representing osteopaths and was formed in 1998. The roots of the three founder member organisations are deep. The British Osteopathic Association, represents the views of members to the General Osteopathic Council, the Department of Health, local and national government agencies and other professional bodies. Through its representative body, annual convention and publications, it obtains members’ opinions on osteopathic and business issues.