What are our affiliations and why do they matter?
Here at Advanced Chiropractic we strive to be the best we can so that we can help everybody that we welcome through our doors. We could not do this if our practitioners did not have the best knowledge and extensive training to keep them up to date with medical research and techniques. This is recognised through our affiliations so that you have the trust in us to do our best for you.
1. The Royal College of Chiropractors.
Granted a Royal Charter in 2012, The Royal College of Chiropractors or ‘RCC’ (formerly The College of Chiropractors) is an academic membership organisation with over 2800 members worldwide and the following objectives:
- to promote the art, science and practice of chiropractic;
- to improve and maintain standards in the practice of chiropractic for the benefit of the public;
- to promote awareness and understanding of chiropractic amongst medical practitioners and other healthcare professionals and the public;
- to educate and train practitioners in the art, science and practice of chiropractic;
- to advance the study of and research in chiropractic.
Members and Fellows of the RCC have always embraced postgraduate training and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in the public interest, pre-empting any statutory requirement. The
College actively fosters patient and public involvement through its Lay Partnership Group. For more information, visit www.rcc-uk.org.
2. The General Chiropractic Council
Chiropractic is regulated by Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom. The Chiropractors Act 1994 gives regulatory powers to the General Chiropractic Council (GCC). The GCC’s register of chiropractors opened in June 1999 and approximately 3000 chiropractors are currently registered. It is illegal for anyone in the UK who is not registered with the GCC to describe themselves as a chiropractor. For more information about the GCC, visit www.gcc-uk.org
3. The British Chiropractic Association
The British Chiropractic Association (BCA) is the largest and longest-standing association for chiropractors in the UK, requiring international standards of education, exemplary conduct and a commitment to ongoing professional development. For more information you can visit the website at www.chiropractic-uk.co.uk