Professional Memberships

About the British Chiropractic Association

bca_member_horizontal_1The British Chiropractic Association (BCA) is the largest and longest-standing association for chiropractors in the UK.  It was founded in 1925 and has a membership comprising over 50% of the UK’s registered chiropractors. The BCA only accepts members who have graduated from a nationally or internationally-recognised college of chiropractic education, after a minimum of four years full-time training and ensures its chiropractors maintain high standards of conduct, practice, education and training.

The BCA was a founder member of the European Chiropractors Union and the World Federation of Chiropractic.  All BCA members are covered by a high quality professional indemnity insurance and the Association operates a robust professional standards and complaints management process.

About the General Chiropractic Council

GCC%20Registered_pantone308The General Chiropractic Council (GCC) regulates all chiropractors in the UK to ensure the safety of patients undergoing chiropractic treatment.

The GCC is an independent statutory body established by Parliament to regulate the chiropractic profession. We protect the health and safety of the public by ensuring high standards of practice in the chiropractic profession.

The title of 'chiropractor' is protected by law and it is a criminal offence for anyone to describe themselves as any sort of chiropractor without being registered with the GCC.  We check that all chiropractors are properly qualified and are fit to practise.


  • We maintain a UK-wide register of qualified chiropractors.
  • We set the standards of education for individuals training to become chiropractors.
  • We set the standards of chiropractic practice and professional conduct for individuals working as chiropractors.
  • We investigate complaints against chiropractors, and take action against them where necessary. The GCC has the power to remove a chiropractor from the register if they are found to be unfit to practise.