Since the 1994 Chiropractors Act, all Chiropractors must be registered by law with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) to practice in the UK. The introduction of government regulation was to ensure that the public are given access to the best quality care and to uphold excellent standards in education in Chiropractic within the UK.
Advancements in the development of chiropractic as a science, chiropractic teaching, and quality research into chiropractic is orchestrated at a European level by the European Chiropractic Union (ECU) and at a global level by the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC). The WFC has had ‘non-government organisation’ status with official relations to the World Health Organisation (WHO) since 1997. Links to these organisations and information regarding chiropractic are located below.