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Please note that due to the current COVID-19 emergency and in line with government directions, hearings will no longer be held at the HCPTS Tribunal Centre in London. Where possible, we will hold remote virtual hearings either by teleconference or video-link.

Rule 9 of the General Chiropractic Council (Professional Conduct Committee) Rules Order of Council 2000 requires that Professional Conduct Committee hearings must be held in public.  To fulfil this, we will provide a dial-in link to our virtual public hearings in order that interested parties can attend.  Should you wish to observe any of our public hearings please contact the Adjudications team – adjudication@gcc-uk.org

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Terms of Use

Welcome to our website. If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern’s relationship with you in relation to this website. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use our website.

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The Code

The Code clearly outlines the standards of performance, conduct and ethics that are expected of chiropractors in the UK. Chiropractors must meet these standards in order to join and remain on our register.

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Guidance

Our guidance is published separately from the Code but should be read alongside it.

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Studying Chiropractic

Find out more about studying chiropractic.

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Join the Register

This section gives a brief overview of the chiropractic register. It also gives prospective applicants for registration the information they need to apply.

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Applications

Find out how to apply to join the register

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Fees

This section covers fees for registering or rejoining the register

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Test of Competence

We are not currently taking any applications for the Test of Competence, or running interviews, for the time being due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check back on this page as we will be publishing further information as and when it becomes available.

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Registration Appeals

This section covers appeals against the decision of the Registrar

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Assuring Quality of Education Programmes

Find out how we assure the quality of undergraduate chiropractic education and training

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Information for Education Institutions

This page provides information for current and future education providers.

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Make a Complaint

This section provides information on how to complain about a chiropractor

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Complain about a Registered Chiropractor

Complete the form to complain about a registered chiropractor.

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Complain about someone describing themselves as a Chiropractor

Find out how to complain about someone who is describing themselves as a chiropractor

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The Investigation Process

This section explains what happens once you have made a complaint and describes our investigation process in more detail.

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Hearings

This section provides more information about formal hearings of the Professional Conduct and Health Committees.

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Upcoming Hearings

Any upcoming hearings will be published here 28 days in advance of the hearing date.

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Recent Decisions

Recent decisions from hearings are published here.

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Changing Status

This section outlines what you need to do if you wish to change your registration status or leave the register.

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CPD

Find out about your continuing professional development

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Retention

Find out how to complete your retention and remain on the register

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Non-practising Registration

Find out about non-practising registration and the reduced fee

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Leaving the Register

Find out how to leave the register

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Certificates of Current Professional Status/ Registration status

This page is for registrants and sets out the difference between a certificate of current professional status (CCPS) and a certificate of registration status (CRS), to help registrants request the correct document for their needs.

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Insurance and Indemnity Arrangements

Find out about your required insurance and indemnity arrangements

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Guidance

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Guidance if you are Under Investigation

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

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Notifying us of a Criminal Offence

Information for current registrants on how to notify us of a criminal offence

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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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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.

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Our Purpose and Strategic Aims

Find out about our purpose and strategic aims

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Legislation

This section includes links to the legislation that governs the regulation of chiropractors in the UK and how we operate

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How We Work

In this section you can find more about how we work, including information about our structure, governance and how we remain accountable. We also outline how patients and partners can support our work

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Council

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

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Committees

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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Partners

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

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Opportunities

Find out about opportunities to work with us

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Demonstrating Accountability

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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Publications

This section includes publications for chiropractors, as well as newsletters, corporate reports and research.

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Policies

This section includes documents summarising the internal procedures and protocols that we use.

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Chiropractor Login

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Accessibility Statement

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New Applicants

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International Activities

We participate in a wide range of international activities that contribute to our work and supports the development of chiropractic regulation more widely

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Council Members

Read about our Council members here.

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Patients

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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Consultations

Here we consult on a variety of issues that relate to our work

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Accounts

We publish information on our annual accounts here

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Procurement

Find out about our procurement processes

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FOI

Find out about our Freedom of Information processes

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Equality and Diversity

Find out about our commitment to equality and diversity

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Reports

We publish a variety of reports about various areas of the organisation

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Newsletters

We regularly publish a newsletter that provides information on our activities. The latest editions can be found below.

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Research

We regularly commission research to ensure that we understand the views of patients, the public and registrants. This ensures that our work reflects current developments, both in patient views and also developments in the profession.

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Archived documents

Past publications and information

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Education Standards

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Becoming a Chiropractor

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UK applicants

If you are graduating this summer please note that we are moving to an online electronic application system and you SHOULD NOT arrange any documents just yet. We will be in touch with your education provider with details of what you will need to do.

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EU applicants

This section is for EU (European) or EEA (European Economic Area) applicants wishing to apply for registration.

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EU temporary applicants

This section is for EU (European) or EEA (European Economic Area) applicants wishing to apply for temporary registration.

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International (non-EU) applicants

UPDATE 18 MARCH 2020: Applications should be emailed to us at registrations@gcc-uk.org. Please do not post your application to us.

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Re-joining the register

If you have been registered with the GCC in the past and you wish to practise as a chiropractor in the UK again, you may be eligible to restore your name to the register

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Approval of new chiropractic programmes

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Approval reports

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Annual Monitoring

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Complaints about Degree Programmes

We have a clear policy and procedure for handling complaints about approved chiropractic programmes

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Transferring to Practising Registration

This section is for chiropractors who are currently registered as non-practising, but who wish to transfer to practising registration. Please email your complete application to us as the office is currently closed. Any documents that are being provided by a third party should be emailed to us direct from that third party.

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Information for Witnesses

If you are are due to give evidence at a hearing you can find out information here.

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Why see a registered Chiropractor?

Find out why you should see a registered chiropractor

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Seeing a Chiropractor for the first time

We cannot help you choose which chiropractor to see, but our list of the most commonly asked questions may be helpful if you are seeking chiropractic treatment

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Governance

Find out information about how we are structured and managed

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Joint Statements

Below are our joint statements developed with other healthcare regulators, as well as guidance on important legislation.

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Chiropractic Students

Information for chiropractic students.

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CPD Audits

Find out about the CPD auditing process

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Raising a Concern about a Fellow Chiropractor

This section provides information for chiropractors and other health professionals, including fellow chiropractors, who have concerns about a chiropractor.

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Human Sitemap

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Updating your details

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Further Resources

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Feedback (Complainants)

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Feedback (Registrants)

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Website feedback

You can complete as much or as little on this feedback page as you wish

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Past consultations

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Ionising radiation and the use of X rays

Radiographic imaging (X-ray) is part of the suite of diagnostic procedures used by chiropractors, either in a chiropractic clinic or through referral.

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Fitness to Practise

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