Restoration to the Register following lapsing, voluntary removal or failing to submit your CPD record summary

You can restore your name to the Register if:

  • you didn't retain on the Register
  • you didn't submit your CPD summary or it wasn't accepted, or
  • if you took voluntary removal from the Register.

We only accept original documents by post. documents scanned and emailed, or those with scanned signatures will not be accepted.

It is an offence to practise as a chiropractor in the UK without GCC registration. We strongly recommend not booking any patients until such time as you have received confirmation from the GCC that your name has been restored to the Register.

We will normally look at your application within 24 hours of its arrival. However, if you are sending us a self-assessment questionnaire as you have not been registered for two or more years, please allow 7 days for us to reply to you.


 

You may apply for restoration to the Register at any time by:

  1. filling in a restoration application form (Word). If you are unable to open the word document, it is also available as a pdf [here].
  2. fill in a CPD record summary for any period you were on the Register.
  3. providing a copy of your Passport ,which must be CERTIFIED by someone of professional standing and state 'I confirm this to be a true and accurate copy of the original passport as seen by me'.
  4. if you were removed from the Register as you failed to complete your CPD, you will also need to provide evidence of CPD completed since you were last registered, up to a total of 150 hours, details can be found on the CPD audit page [here].
  5. sending us the restoration fee (£750 for practising, or £100 for non practising registration)
  6. If you wish to practise as a chiropractor in the UK, you will need to provide evidence of your professional indemnity arrangements before we restore your name
  7. If you have not been registered for 2 or more years, we also ask that you complete a self-assessment form, to show that you have remained up to date with your chiropractic skills since you were last registered.

Please read our code of practice for the exercise of the registrars powers, which gives you information on how we will process your application.

CPD requirement

If you haven't done so already, you must fill in a CPD summary sheet for the period of the last CPD year that you were registered. For example, if you were removed from the Register on 31 December 2012, you must have completed CPD for the four months from the 1 September to 31 December. Further details, including a table showing the CPD requirements, can be found on our website [here].

CPD is calculated at a rate of 2.5 hours per month, 1.25 hours must include learning with others.

If you were removed from the Register for failing to complete your CPD or submit a summary you will need to provide evidence of CPD from the end of the last CPD year you were required to send a CPD summary sheet. In the above example this would be from 1 September 2012 to the date you apply for restoration to the Register. There is a maximum amount of 5 years of CPD, or 150 hours in total, 75 of which must include learning with others. Details of what is acceptable as evidence of your CPD can be found here

If you took voluntary removal from the Register or your registration lapsed, you will need to fill in a CPD summary sheet only to cover the period that you were registered. You will not be expected to complete CPD for the period of time that you were not on the register. You need include full months only.

If you have any questions over the requirements for restoration to the Register, please contact the registrations team.

What happens if I don't restore until 10 November?

If you are restored to the Register on or after 10 November, you must pay the full restoration fee. However, we will not ask you for a retention fee for the following year. This means your registration will be, for example, from 10 November 2016 to 31 December 2017.

Important: If you are restored before 10 November then you will need to apply for retention for the following year before 30 November, including paying the retention fee (£100 for non practising registration, £800 for practising registration).


 

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