Statutory Regulation of Chiropractic

The General Chiropractic Council (GCC) is a UK-wide statutory body with regulatory powers, established by the Chiropractors Act 1994. It has three main duties:
  • To protect the public by establishing and operating a scheme of statutory regulation for chiropractors, similar to the arrangements that cover other health professionals
  • To set the standards of chiropractic education, practice and conduct
  • To ensure the development of the profession of chiropractic, using a model of continuous improvement in practice
Since June 2001 the title of 'chiropractor' has been protected by law and it is a criminal offence for anyone to describe themselves as any sort of chiropractor without being registered with the GCC.
For more detail, please visit the GCC Website.