Regulation of Osteopaths

Regulation of Osteopaths

The title ‘Osteopath‘ is protected by law, and no individual is allowed to call themselves an osteopath unless they are registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC)

Tamsyn is fully registered with the GOsC (registration number 8509).

The Osteopathic Practice Standards are a set of requirements provided by the GOsC. These are requirements the osteopath must follow to ensure they are promoting their patients wellbeing and protecting them from harm. You can find this document here.

In order to register with the GOsC, there are several criteria that must be met:


To register with the GOsC, a person must have completed a recognised course in Osteopathy (usually full time 4 years/ part time 5 years) leading to a degree (M.Ost, Bsc Hons…..etc).

The training encompasses the learning of techniques, but also a large part of the course is dedicated to teaching anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, pathology and biomechanics. All students of osteopathy must do at least 1000 hours of training in a clinical environment before they graduate.

Tamsyn completed her 4 year training at the European School of Osteopathy graduating with a 1st.

2.Professional Insurance

Legally, an osteopath can’t practice unless they hold professional indemnity insurance.

Tamsyn is fully insured by Balens Insurers for Osteopathy and dry Needling.

3. Disclosure and Barring Service (formally CRB check)

Osteopaths must have a yearly check to ensure they are safe to practice with children and vulnerable adults.

Tamsyn is fully CRB checked and therefore holds a full registration with the GOsC.