Welcome to the website of the Osteopathic Development Group.

We bring together the major osteopathic organisations in the UK, working in partnership on a number of projects to support the long-term development of osteopathy.

Here you can find out about who we are, what we do and how to get involved if you are an osteopath, a patient or member of the public.

Background

The Osteopathic Development Group grew as an initiative following a series of debates held around the country in the spring and summer of 2012 to consider the future development of the osteopathic profession.

Following these meetings, a stakeholder group comprising representatives of the Institute of Osteopathy, Council for Osteopathic Educational Institutions, the General Osteopathic Council, the National Council for Osteopathic Research and the Osteopathic Alliance came together to agree a shared development agenda.

From these initial discussions, a vision for the future and an outline action plan was formulated.

Key priorities

The Osteopathic Development Group identified initially eight projects to support the development of the profession. For more information on each of these, click on the themes below: