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General Chiropractic Council

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The General Chiropractic Council is the statutory governmental body responsible for the regulation of chiropractic in the United Kingdom.[1]

It was established by the Chiropractors Act 1994, which originated in a Private Members Bill promoted by David Lidington[2], to protect the public by regulating chiropractors, set standards for professional education, practice and conduct and to ensure the development of the chiropractic profession.[1]

It is scrutinised by the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence.[3]

The General Chiropractic Council provides a searchable database of registered chiropractors.

Organisation

The GCC has a general council, four statutory committees and twelve staff. The general council is formed of seven non-chiropractors and seven chiropractors and meets four times a year. Each member serves for 3 or 4 years. The four statutory committees are:

  • The Education Committee
  • The Investigating Committee
  • The Health Committee
  • The Professional Conduct Committee[4]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Chiropractors Act 1994, Chapter 17". Chiropractors Act 1994. Office of Public Sector Information, National Archives. http://www.opsi.gov.uk/ACTS/acts1994/ukpga_19940017_en_1. Retrieved 2009-06-13. 
  2. "About David". David Lidington, Member of Parliament for Aylesbury. David Lidington. http://www.davidlidington.co.uk/text.aspx?id=11. Retrieved 2009-06-13. [dead link]
  3. "Legislation". www.chre.org.uk. Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence. http://www.chre.org.uk/legislation/. Retrieved 2009-06-13. 
  4. "Council". GCC website. General Chiropractic Council. 2009-06-13. http://www.gcc-uk.org/page.cfm?page_id=8. Retrieved 2009-06-13. 

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