Safety Through Registration
The register of osteopaths is in place to protect you, the patient. It is regulated by the General Osteopathic Council and is enforced by UK law. By law osteopaths must be registered with the GOsC in order to practise.
The aim of the GOsC is to promote patient safety by registering qualified professionals, and setting, maintaining and developing standards of osteopathic practice and conduct. What the register provides is a list of osteopaths who achieve this minimum standard which is demonstrated by the osteopath through obtaining a qualification from an accredited osteopathic clinic and by continually developing their osteopathic skills through research and further education.
Donal has been involved with numerous meetings with the GOsC to help shape the future of osteopathic revalidation and the continual professional development process. The key aim is to improve the safety and quality of service provided by osteopaths throughout the UK for the benefit of our patients.
At Bannside Osteopathy our osteopath Donal graduated with a 4 years masters degree from the British School of Osteopathy, which is oldest and largest school in the UK. During this time he was required to treat patients in the BSO clinic and outreach clinics gaining valuable hours of experience treating a wide variety of patients including sports people, expecting mums’ children, the homeless (Manna centre, Southbank) and patients with HIV/ AIDS (Chapman clinic). Effective practise and safety are key themes learned whilst studying at the BSO and ones that Donal has carried forwards into his own private practise.