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Statutory bodies for health professionals

You can search for health professionals in your area, on the websites of their statutory bodies.

Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care

This authority oversees statutory bodies that regulate health professionals in the UK and social care in England. It also sets standards for organisations where occupations are not subject to statutory regulation:

General Chiropractic Council (GCC) (opens in a new window)
Regulates: Chiropractors.
Tel: 0207 7135155

The General Dental Council (GDC) (opens in a new window)
Regulates: Dentists.
Tel: 020 7167 6000

The General Medical Council (GMC) (opens in a new window)
Regulates: Doctors.
Tel: 0845 357 8001

General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) (opens in a new window)
Regulates: Pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy premises.
Tel: 020 3713 8000

The General Optical Council (GOC) (opens in a new window)
Regulates: Dispensing opticians and optometrists.
Tel: 020 7580 3898

The General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) (opens in a new window)
Regulates: Osteopaths.
Tel: 020 7357 6655

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) (opens in a new window)
Regulates: Arts therapists, biomedical scientists, chiropodists/podiatrists, clinical scientists, dieticians, hearing aid dispensers, occupational therapists, operating department practitioners, orthoptists, paramedics, physiotherapists, practitioner psychologists, prosthetics and orthotics, radiographers, social workers in England and speech and language therapists.
Tel: 0300 500 6184

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) (opens in a new window)
Regulates: Nurses, midwives, and specialist community public health nurses.
Tel: 020 7637 7181

General Chiropractic Council (GCC) (opens in a new window)
Regulates: Chiropractors.
Tel: 020 7713 5155

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