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This page is for chiropractors who are already registered with us.

If you are applying for initial registration or restoration to the register and need to declare a conviction or caution please click here.

You must notify us of any criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands, warnings or fixed penalty notices (other than for road traffic offences) you receive within 7 days. If you fail to do so without a reasonable explanation, it may be treated as a fitness to practise matter.

You only need declare fixed penalty fines for traffic offences where they led to a disqualification.

 


Notifying us of a conviction, caution, reprimand, warning or fixed penalty notice

If you have received a criminal conviction, caution, reprimand, warning or fixed penalty notice, you need to tell us about, please complete the form and return it to us with the following documentation:

  • Details of the offence, including the date you received the conviction, caution, reprimand, warning or fixed penalty notice, the name of the court, the sentence
  • A statement giving the circumstances of the offence, including any mitigation
  • If you wish you can provide a supporting statement from someone of professional standing who is familiar with the details of the offence
  • An up to date Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. If you are unable to obtain one, the General Chiropractic Council can arrange this for you
  • Any further relevant documentation, such as a court extract or GP report.

What will happen once you are aware of the offence?

We consider having a police charge, caution, conviction, reprimand or warning as a serious matter.

If you have been convicted of an offence our rules oblige us to automatically refer the case to our Investigating Committee, who will review the evidence provided and make a decision as to whether it should be referred to a full Professional Conduct Committee hearing.

If you have an offence other than a conviction the Registrar will review your case, taking into consideration all of the information you provided and then make a decision on whether or not it warrants a referral to the Investigating Committee. The Registrar will consider your own account of the circumstances that led to the offence, including any mitigating circumstances there may have been. The Registrar may decide on reviewing your case to refer it to the fitness to practice team.

If you notify us of any offence after 7 days from the date of the conviction, caution, reprimand, warning or fixed penalty notice, the case will automatically be referred to the Investigating Committee on that basis irrespective of the offence committed. This is because you made a declaration as part of your last application to us that you would inform us within 7 days.

Downloads

Guidance if you are Under Investigation

Find out what happens if a complaint has been made against you

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Using the ‘I’m Registered’ Logo

To provide chiropractors with an official way to show patients and members of the public that they have valid registration with the UK’s chiropractic regulator, we have designed a logo.

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Using your Registered Name, Number and the title ‘Dr’

This section provides guidance about using your registered name, registration number and the title ‘Dr’.

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Use of ‘Chiropractic’ in a Company Name

Find out how to get a letter of authorisation from us before registering your company name

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