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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, OR are subject to any ongong criminal proceedings where you have been charged with an offience but the matter has not yet concluded. 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.

Please read our Health and Good Character Guidance to understand the process and how we make a decision.


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

If you have received a criminal conviction, caution, reprimand, warning or fixed penalty notice, or have ongoing criminal proceedings against you, you need to tell us. Please complete the form and email it to registrations@gcc-uk.org 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, warning or ongoing criminal proceedings 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 or there are criminal proceedings against you, 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.

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Return to Practice in the UK

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