By law all osteopaths in the United Kingdom are required to be registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). The GOsC is a statutory body that regulates the activities of osteopaths. All practitioners at Osteopathy in Horsforth are registered with their relevant regulatory body.

Patients visiting Davies and Coffey in Horsforth, Leeds have the same rights as any patient visiting a doctor or dentist. In the UK the General Osteopathic Council regulates, promotes and develops the profession of Osteopathy, maintaining a Statutory Register of those entitled to practice Osteopathy. Only practitioners meeting the high standards of safety and competency are eligible to join this register. Proof of good health, good character and professional indemnity insurance cover is also a requirement. Of course, the Osteopath Appointment Line only refers patients to Osteopaths in good standing with the General Osteopathic Council - regular checks are made to ensure no complaints are currently under investigation by the Council.

The Osteopaths Act 1993

Osteopaths are regulated under The Osteopaths Act 1993.

The Act requires that the General Osteopathic Council:

"to provide the regulation of the profession of osteopathy, including making provision as to the registration of osteopaths and as to their professional education and conduct; to make provision in connection with the development and promotion of the profession; and for connected purposes."

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