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The Osteopaths Act 1993 established the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) to 'provide for the regulation of the profession of osteopathy'.
- The GOsC keeps the Register of all those permitted to practise osteopathy in the UK and they set and maintain osteopathic training and practice.
- They work with the public and osteopathic profession to promote patient safety by registering qualified professionals and they set, maintain and develop standards of osteopathic practice and standards.
- They also ensure the quality of osteopathic education and ensure that osteopaths undertake continuing professional development.
- They 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 practice.
- Registers qualified professionals.
- Sets standards of osteopathic practice and conduct.
- Assures the quality of osteopathic education.
- Ensures Continuing Professional Development.
- Helps patients with complaints about an osteopath.
The regulators are committed to public and patient involvement in developing regulatory processes.
Last updated on 21/07/2012
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