About the GCC

The General Chiropractic Council (GCC) regulates chiropractors in the UK to ensure the safety of patients undergoing chiropractic treatment.

The GCC is an independent statutory body established by Parliament to regulate the chiropractic profession. We protect the health and safety of the public by ensuring high standards of practice in the chiropractic profession.

The title of 'chiropractor' is protected by law and it is a criminal offence for anyone to describe themselves as a chiropractor without being registered with the GCC.  We check that all chiropractors are properly qualified and are fit to practise.

Our 'The GCC at a Glance' leaflet provides a summary of our activities - you can find it here.


  • We maintain a UK-wide register of qualified chiropractors.

Find a registered chiropractor

  • We set the standards of education for individuals training to become chiropractors.

Become a Chiropractor

  • We set the standards of chiropractic practice and professional conduct for individuals working as chiropractors.

Read the Code

  • We investigate complaints against chiropractors, and take action against them where necessary. The GCC has the power to remove a chiropractor from the register if they are found to be unfit to practise.

Make a complaint about a Chiropractor