Osteopathy is a respected and recognised profession. Since 1993, all osteopaths are registered with the General Osteopathic Council whose duty is to ensure standards that protect the public. Osteopaths are required to renew their registration annually, proving that they have current insurance, no criminal convictions, and are continuing to develop their professional skills through ongoing study.
Training of osteopaths is rigorous: taking 4 years minimum and comparable to a medical degree.
We are required to conform to a strict professional code of practice covering issues such as, informed consent for treatment, respect for modesty including the right to a chaperone if desired and confidentiality. Patients are able to consult without referral from their GP if they choose, but we are happy to work alongside your GP or other medical professionals if we have your consent to do so.
At the practice, we renew our basic life support training annually, have an accident record book and complaints procedure (none of which have yet been necessary). We also have regular meetings to share our learning experiences and improve our skills so as to offer the best possible service to you.