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General Chiropractic Council

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General Chiropractic Council

The General Chiropractic Council (GCC) is an independent statutory body established by Parliament to regulate the chiropractic profession in the United Kingdom. It protects the health and safety of the public by ensuring high standards of practice in the chiropractic profession.[1]

It was established by Parliament[1] to protect the public by regulating chiropractors, set standards for professional education, practice and conduct and to ensure the development of the chiropractic profession.[1]

The GCC is one of 9 health and social care regulators in the UK that are regulated by the Professional Standards Authority.[2]

The General Chiropractic Council provides a searchable database of registered chiropractors.


The GCC is led by a council that is responsible for ensuring that the GCC carries out its core functions. The General Council is formed of seven non-chiropractors and seven chiropractors and meets six times a year. Each member serves for 3 or 4 years. The GCC has four Statutory Committees which support the work of the Council. They are:

  • The Education Committee
  • The Investigating Committee
  • The Health Committee
  • The Professional Conduct Committee[3]

The GCC is also supported by two non-statutory Committees. They are:

  • Audit Committee
  • Remuneration Committee

The GCC may also set up short-term Working Groups as required.


External links

  • Official website
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