Your registration number and the title of Doctor
Guidance on using your GCC registration and the Doctor title.
How should I use my GCC registration number?
To ensure your patients and the public are aware of your GCC registration status, you may wish to include the following information on your business stationery, website, social media pages and in any advertising materials:
General Chiropractic Council
Registration number 0****
Can I call myself a 'registered chiropractor'?
As all legal practising chiropractors in the UK are registered with the GCC, using the words ' registered chiropractor' is not strictly necessary but acceptable.
Can I use the General Chiropractic Council logo?
No, you must not use the General Chiropractic Council's corporate logo. However, the GCC has developed the 'I'm Registered' logo to help registrants communicate their registration status.
Can chiropractors use the title "Doctor" or "Dr" when advertising?
If using the courtesy title "doctor" within the public domain, you must be clear that you are not a registered medical practitioner but a Doctor of Chiropractic. The public domain includes advertising, websites, social media, email signatures, stationery, signage etc.
Failure to do so may lead to an allegation of misconduct with the GCC. The ASA will take action concerning advertisements implying that chiropractors are medical practitioners.
For further information on using the titles of "Doctor" and "Dr", see the GCC advertising Guidance and Toolkit.
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