Using your registered name and GCC registration number
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To ensure that your patients and the wider public are aware of your new status, you may wish to include the following format on your business stationery and any advertising materials:
General Chiropractic Council
Registration Number 0****
As all practising chiropractors in the UK must be registered with the GCC, use of the wording ‘Registered Chiropractor’ is unnecessary for its registrants.
However, if you wish you may use the 'GCC Registered' logo, which has been specifically designed for chiropractors to use. You can download it here
The Advertising Standards Agency has upheld a complaint (which you can view here) that a chiropractor was misleading people by referring to himself as a Doctor.
The Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) has stated that chiropractors who use the title 'Dr' should not imply that they hold a general medical qualification. The CAP advises that if they do not possess such a qualification, chiropractors should not call themselves 'Dr'.
Chiropractors are therefore advised not to use the title 'Dr' in their advertisements or in any information targeted at patients. Further information can be found on the CAP website.
Chiropractors who wish to use the courtesy title of 'Dr', for example in print adverts, practice leaflets or websites, should give their name followed by the full name of their qualification in brackets – John Bloggs (Doctor of Chiropractic), rather then initials i.e. John Bloggs (DC).
If you have any questions about your advertising please contact the CAP Copy Advice Team who provide a free advice service and will check any advertising claims prior to publication. They can be contacted at [email protected] or Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm on 020 7492 2100 . Your professional association may also be able to help.