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General Chiropractic Council

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The General Chiropractic Council (“GCC”) is the statutory regulatory body for chiropractors in the UK. The GCC was set up to regulate and develop the chiropractic profession. There are currently over 3000 chiropractors registered with the GCC.

It is a criminal offence for anyone to call themselves a chiropractor if they are not registered with the GCC. The register is accessible to the general public online.

The GCC has 3 main duties:

• To protect the public by establishing and operating a scheme of statutory regulation for chiropractors;
• To set the standards of chiropractic education, conduct and practice;
• To ensure the development of the profession of chiropractic, using a model of continuous improvement in practice.

The GCC has published a Code of Practice and Standard of Proficiency, which sets out for patients the quality of care they are entitled to receive from chiropractors. For chiropractors it represents the benchmarks of conduct and practice against which they are measured.

The GCC maintains 4 statutory committees to enable it to carry out its main duties:

• Education Committee;
• Investigating Committee;
• Health Committee; and
• Professional Conduct Committee.

The GCC has recently launched a consultation for a revalidation process, similar to that recently implemented by the GMC for doctors.

Our team of dedicated lawyers can provide expert legal advice and representation for any chiropractor facing regulatory proceedings before the General Chiropractic Council. If you are being investigated, please contact the MedicAssistanceScheme by calling us on 084 4804 4805, by email on mas@richardnelsonllp.co.uk or by requesting a call back using the link on the home page.

To find out more about the GCC use the menu above or the following links:

GCC Registration
Investigation
Interim Orders
Fitness to Practise
Review Hearing
Appeals

…or contact the MedicAssistanceScheme by calling us on 084 4804 4805, by email on mas@richardnelsonllp.co.uk or by requesting a call back using the link on the home page.