If you are currently in pain and looking for an Osteopath in Edinburgh make sure your money is spent with someone who is legally registered and following appropriate standards of care. All osteopaths must be registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC), which is the only authority in the UK that registers qualified osteopaths and sets standards of osteopathic care and conduct.
You are spending your money and you have a right to ask about qualifications and insurance.
This week the GOsC won a case in court against an unregistered practitioner based in Edinburgh who was claiming to be an osteopath
“This ruling sends out an important message for public protection in Scotland, that no illegal practitioner in Scotland is beyond the law. We will continue to take action against anyone who unlawfully describes themselves as an osteopath, in order to maintain the reputation of the osteopathic profession and, above all, to protect the public.” Quote from GOsC Chief Executive and Registrar Tim Walker.
Source : Medical News Today
To run an osteopathy business in the UK we must all register with the GOsC and it is a criminal offence for anyone to describe themselves as an osteopath and practise as such, unless registered with the GOsC, as highlighted in this prosecution.
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