NOTE:In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, please check with the organisers of the regional meetings for cancellations and updates.
For osteopaths, access to a community of colleagues who have the shared experience of training and working in osteopathy can offer an invaluable network of support. This may be particularly so for osteopaths who work largely alone, either as sole practitioners or in remote areas. An osteopathic community in your area can provide an opportunity for local osteopaths to get to know each other, benefit from professional networking or serve as a CPD hub. It can also provide a forum for peer discussion, lectures, and sharing clinical expertise.
See below for a map and list of the regional groups in each region of the UK. You can also find this list on the o zone together with contact details. Regional groups provide inexpensive CPD for osteopaths, they also encourage osteopaths to work together for the benefit of the whole profession and reduce the risks associated with working in isolation.
Is there nothing in your region or range of interest? If so, have you thought about setting up your own group? You might also find this case study about setting up a virtual group useful.
|Greater London||London Osteopathic Society|
Waltham Forest Osteopathic Group
|South East England||Canterbury Osteopathic Group|
Central Sussex Osteopaths
Kent and East Sussex Osteopaths
Surrey Osteopathic Group
West Sussex Regional Group
|South West England||Bristol Osteopathic Society|
Dorset Osteopathic Group
Wessex Group of Osteopaths
Western Counties Society of Osteopaths
|Eastern and Home Counties ||Anglian Osteopathic Group|
Cambridgeshire Osteopathic Group (COG)
Osteopaths in Bedfordshire
|Central England||East Midlands Osteopathy CPD|
Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire Osteopathic Group
Midland Osteopathic Society
Oxfordshire Osteopathic Network
South Bucks Osteopathic Society
|Wales||North & Mid Wales Osteopathic Society|
South Wales Osteopathic Society
|Northern England||Northern Counties Society of Osteopaths|
Northern Cumbria Osteopaths
Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Durham, Cleveland: regional coordinator
Osteopathic CPD – Cheshire
Sheffield Osteopathic Association
South Manchester Osteopathic Group (SMOG)
Yorkshire Osteopathic Community
|Scotland||Scottish Osteopathic Society|
|Northern Ireland||Northern Ireland’s Osteopaths|
|British Overseas Territories ||Gibraltar Osteopathic Society|
Meeting with osteopaths and getting to properly understand the concerns and challenges they face in practice is a top priority for the GOsC. If you can gather a reasonable number of colleagues or would like a representative from the GOsC to attend a forthcoming meeting of your local or regional group, or if you’d like further information on how the GOsC can support you to establish a new group, please contact Stacey Towle.