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Osteopathic Practice Standards

Please be aware that these are the draft revised standards

Updating the Osteopathic Practice Standards

The Osteopathic Practice Standards set out the standards of conduct, ethics and competence required of osteopaths to ensure high quality care for patients and to protect them from harm. The current standards have been in place for the past five years and are in the process of being updated.

It is important that the standards are reviewed from time-to-time to ensure they are clear, incorporate best practice in healthcare and reflect changes in the law. We consulted on the draft updated standards between 1 August and 31 October 2017.

Thank you to all of you who took the time to contribute to the consultation. We are committed to ensuring that the Osteopathic Practice Standards work for osteopaths and patients, and your feedback will help us achieve this. We are analysing the feedback we have received and are preparing the final version of the updated standards.

You can follow the progress of preparing the final standards on this timeline – click on the image to see an enlarged view.

You can find out more about the review of the existing standards on the ‘About’ page and you can read the draft updated standards.

The final version of the updated standards is expected to be available on these pages by summer 2018 and will come into effect the following year in September 2019.

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