Did you know that osteopaths have been regulated by the General Osteopathic Council for over 20 years? The Council was established following the Osteopaths Act (1993). It sets standards of practice and conduct expected of osteopaths.
The General Osteopathic Council also holds the list of registered osteopaths. In order to remain on this list after qualification osteopaths have to carry out 30 hours of Continued Professional Development (CPD) each year. This can be achieved through attending relevant courses, observing colleagues, reading appropriate text books or research papers, for example. This is designed to keep osteopaths up-to-date and focused on particular areas of interest.
For more information about the General Osteopathic Council please visit http://www.osteopathy.org.uk/home/