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New Appointment to the General Osteopathic Council

In April this year, I was appointed as a registrant council member to the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). However, most people may be unaware who the GOsC are and what this appointment means. The GOsC are one of nine healthcare regulators in the UK and they are responsible for regulating osteopaths. Other regulators include the General Medical Council and General Dental Council who have similar responsibilities for doctors and dentists. By law, osteopaths must be registered with the GOsC to lawfully practise in the UK. To be eligible for registration, osteopaths must demonstrate that they have a recognised qualification in osteopathy from an approved provider, have adequate professional indemnity insurance and be in good health mentally and physical