General Chiropractic Council
As chiropractic is a statutorily regulated healthcare profession, it standards are regulated and monitored by the General Chiropractic Council. They publish a Code of Practice to which all registrants must adhere. Nobody is allowed to practice as a Chiropractor unless they are registered with the GCC; to do so is a criminal offence.
In order to retain their annual registration, chiropractors must demonstrate that they have taken steps to refresh, update and reinforce their clinical skills by presenting a portfolio of their continuing professional development. The minimum requirement is for 30 hours of learning each year which can include attending seminars and conferences; reading journals and scientific papers; completing post-graduate courses and holding in-house meetings to discuss the results of audits, peer observations, case consultations and performance reviews.