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The General Chiropractic Council consists of a Council, a number of committees and a small team of staff led by Nick Jones, Chief Executive and Registrar.

The Council is responsible for ensuring that the General Chiropractic Council fulfils its statutory objectives. It sets the strategic direction for the organisation and oversees the implementation of that strategy.

A number of committees implement the policies of the Council and exercise delegated authority for some statutory and regulatory roles.

Complaints about unacceptable professional conduct, professional incompetence, a chiropractor with a conviction or impaired fitness to practise are decided by statutory committees. Statutory committees are operationally separate from the Council in order to ensure their decision-making is independent.


Our Governance Manual includes further information about how we are structured and managed and also includes the Council Code of Conduct. These are the standards that Council and committee (statutory and non-statutory) members must adhere to when carrying out their roles. The Governance Manual also applies to partners working with the Council, for example, legal and medical assessors that are appointed to assist some committees.

Professional Standards Authority

In line with other health professional regulators in the UK, we are overseen by the Professional Standards Authority.

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The Council is responsible for setting Council strategy, monitoring performance and ensuring its statutory duties are met.

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The GCC has four statutory committees which support the work of the Council. Statutory committees are operationally separate from the Council in order to ensure their decision-making is independent.

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Our Team

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Patient and Public Involvement

This section includes information and opportunities for chiropractic patients with an interest in supporting the work of the General Chiropractic Council

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Our partners range from patients and members of the public to qualified legal experts and chiropractors

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Find out about opportunities to work with the GCC

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We are committed to operating in a collaborative, open and transparent manner. This section of the website covers some of the essential information, processes and mechanisms that help to demonstrate our accountability as a regulator

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

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