British Chiropractic Association
Established in 1925, the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) is the largest and longest-standing professional association for chiropractors in the UK. The website contains some great advise for patients along with more general information on the chiropractic profession.
The General Chiropractic Council (GCC)
The statutory regulatory authority established by the Chiropractors Act (1994) with the task of protecting the public, developing the profession and setting standards in education and practice. Since 2001 the title of ‘chiropractor’ has been protected by law and it is a criminal offence for anyone to describe themselves as any sort of chiropractor without being registered with the GCC.
The College of Chiropractors
The academic membership organisation akin to a Medical Royal College, responsible for promoting postgraduate training, research and practitioner specialisation.
Welsh Institute of Chiropractic (WIOC)
The Welsh Institute of Chiropractic at The University of Glamorgan became the first university in the UK to offer an integrated undergraduate degree programme accredited by the GCC. The attached clinic staffed by final year students has an excellent reputation, drawing patients from across South Wales.
British Chiropractic Sports Council
As a profession that deals with functional disorders of the joints, chiropractic it is eminently suited to being included as part of the medical back-up of any sports team. The benefits of having a chiropractor on board is gaining recognition so much so that chiropractors will be incorporated into the polyclinic team at the London 2012 olympics.