Chiropractic is a health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the bones, muscles and joints, and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. Chiropractors are expressly meant to focus on the entire physical, emotional and social wellbeing of their patients when assessing them.
The General Chiropractic Council (GCC) is an independent statutory body. It was established to regulate chiropractors in the UK to protect the health and safety of the public by ensuring high standards of practice in the chiropractic profession.
Chiropractors are required to renew their registration each year and as part of this process, the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) checks that chiropractors have current professional indemnity insurance, remain in good health and of good character, and have met mandatory continuing professional development requirements.
The GCC can, and will, prosecute individuals who practise as chiropractors when they are not on the GCC Register.
If you are notified of a complaint, it likely the GCC will gather information/ evidence relating to the complaint. This will then be considered by the Investigating Committee. This committee will then decide whether the chiropractor concerned should have fitness to practise proceedings brought against them. These proceedings will be heard in a hearing by the Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) and Health Committee (HC).
If a chiropractor is found to have acted in an unprofessional manner, the PCC or HC can impose a sanction against that person.
The PCC committee can:
If the HC committee upholds a complaint it can:
If proceedings are brought against you, you should do as follows:
(b) Professional notes;
(c) Review meetings, regarding you practice; and
(d) Training sessions you have attended, regarding any areas of concern raised.
The code has 8 principles. These are as follows:
Duncan Lewis Regulatory Fitness to Practice solicitors have a breadth of experience in representing professionals registered with regulatory bodies who are undergoing fitness to practice proceedings.
As a chiropractor registered with the General Chiropractor Council (GCC), you will have a duty to maintain and build upon your standard of care by demonstrating good behaviour, ethical values, knowledge and skill.
Duncan Lewis Regulatory Fitness to Practice solicitors are experts in representing professionals in fitness to practice cases which have been brought about by the GCC. We work to give you peace of mind and aim to get you the best possible result
If you are a chiropractor who has any professional regulation queries, or has had their fitness to practice questioned, call Duncan Lewis Regulatory Fitness to Practice solicitors on 0333 772 04 09.