The General Chiropractic Council
The General Chiropractic Council (GCC) is the UK’s statutory body accountable to Parliament, established by the Chiropractors Act 1994. It is therefore illegal for anyone in the UK to use the title ‘Chiropractor’, or to imply that they are a Chiropractor, unless they are registered with the GCC.
In order to register with the GCC, one is required to undertake a minimum of four years full-time undergraduate training, on an accredited Chiropractic Degree course, and carry out continuing professional development training each year.
The main duties of the GCC are to protect the public by establishing and operating a scheme of statutory regulation for Chiropractors, similar to those covering other health professionals. The GCC also aims to set standards of Chiropractic education, practice and conduct, and ensure the continual development of the Profession.
For more information on the GCC go to www.gcc-uk.org
Code of Practice
The Chiropractic Code requires Chiropractors to:
- Put the health interests of the patients first.
- Act with honesty and integrity and maintain the highest standards of professional and personal conduct.
- Provide a good standard of clinical care and practice.
- Establish and maintain a clear professional relationship with patients.
- Obtain informed consent for all aspects of patient care.
- Communicate properly and effectively with patients, colleagues and other healthcare professionals.
- Maintain, develop and work within your professional knowledge and skills.
- Maintain and protect patients’ information.
Practice Complaints Procedure
If you wish to complain about any aspect of the service, please let the Clinic know. Feedback about the service is welcome. There is a practice complaints procedure to help resolve problems quickly.