1 Kingsway Avenue
Gosforth
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE3 2HS
0191 285 9316

Regulation
and
Training

Osteopaths are statutorily regulated primary healthcare professionals, who are trained to work with people of all ages, included babies and children. It typically takes 4-5 years to become a qualified osteopath, and requires over 1,000 hours of clinical training.

Osteopaths are also committed to lifelong learning through a system of mandatory continuing professional development. It is a criminal offence in the UK, liable to prosecution, to describe oneself as an osteopath unless registered with the General Osteopathic Council.

The General Osteopathic Council regulates the profession of osteopathy, maintaining a statutory register of those entitled to practice osteopathy. Only practitioners meeting the highest standards of safety and competency are eligible for registration. Proof of good health, good character and professional indemnity insurance cover are also a requirement. For more information please go to the excellent General Osteopathic Council website: www.osteopathy.org.uk

Mandy is enthusiastic about maintaining her ongoing professional development and is a member of the Institute of Osteopathy, which exists to promote the latest knowledge and promote best practice in osteopathy. They also produce the iO Patient Charter, based on the national quality standards of the Care Quality Commission, which demonstrates osteopathic commitment to the highest standards of patient care.

Mandy belongs to local osteopathy study groups and has undertaken the following training courses and seminars:

  • 2008: Paediatric plagiocephaly
  • 2009: Osteopathic approaches to obstetrics and gynaecology
  • 2009: Spinal neurosurgery
  • 2009: Dermatology
  • 2010: Principles of paediatric osteopathic diagnosis
  • 2010: Radiological diagnosis
  • 2011: Podiatric biomechanics
  • 2011: Paediatric osteopathic diagnosis and treatment
  • 2011: Paediatric osteopathic diagnosis and treatment
  • 2011: Advanced paediatric osteopathic care
  • 2012: Cranial osteopathic approach to the face and teeth
  • 2012: Post-Graduate Certificate in Clinical and Academic Education
  • 2013: Sutherland’s osteopathic approach to the whole body
  • 2014: In reciprocal tension (principles of tensegrity applied to osteopathy)
  • 2014: Spark in the motor (study of the nervous system)
  • 2015: Rule of the artery (study of the circulatory system)
  • 2014-2018: Professional Doctorate in Osteopathy (at the British School of Osteopathy)

All Osteopaths are required to have a formal complaints procedure. Please find Mandy’s here: Complaints Procedure