The General Chiropractic Council (GCC) is a UK-wide statutory body with regulatory powers, established by the Chiropractors Act 1994.
It has four 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
- To promote the profession of chiropractic so that its contribution to the health of the nation is understood and recognised
Since June 2001 the title of 'chiropractor' has been protected by law and it is a criminal offence, liable to prosecution, to describe oneself as any sort of chiropractor without being registered with the GCC.
For more detail, please visit the GCC Website.