What We Do
The General Chiropractic Council regulates chiropractors in the UK, Isle of Man and Gibraltar to ensure the safety of patients undergoing chiropractic treatment.
We are an independent statutory body established by, and accountable to, 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 General Chiropractic Council.
We check that all chiropractors, including those from outside the UK, are properly qualified and are fit to practise. We also approve and monitor the programmes offered by education providers responsible for training chiropractors in the UK.
By promoting standards and collaborating with registered chiropractors and other stakeholders, we help to support public confidence in the profession and its place within the wider healthcare system.
The General Chiropractic Council:
The GCC Strategy 2022-2024 has been developed to realise and address changes in our profession. Find out how the GCC will meet its commitments through this four-part strategy.Find out More
Find out about our purpose and strategic aimsFind out More
We participate in a wide range of international activities that contribute to our work and supports the development of chiropractic regulation more widelyFind out More
This section includes links to the legislation that governs the regulation of chiropractors in the UK and how we operateFind out More