State regulated health and social care professions

FHT Registrants may also hold qualifications for statutory regulated healthcare modalities which are not covered by the FHT Complementary Healthcare Therapist Register. The statutory regulators for health and social care professionals are listed below.

General Chiropractic Council (GCC) 

General Chiropractic Council (GCC) regulates the chiropractic profession.

General Dental Council (GDC) 

The General Dental Council (GDC) protects patients and regulates dental teams.

General Medical Council (GMC) 

General Medical Council (GMC) regulates doctors.

General Optical Council (GOC) 

General Optical Council (GOC) regulates the optical professions in the UK including: 

  • Optometrist
  • Dispensing optician

General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) 

General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) regulates the practice of osteopathy in the United Kingdom. By law, osteopaths must be registered in order to practise. 

General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) 

General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) regulates pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy premises in Great Britain.

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) 

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) regulates health, psychological and social work professionals including:

  • Art therapist
  • Dramatherapist
  • Music therapist
  • Biomedical scientist
  • Chiropodist
  • Podiatrist
  • Clinical scientist
  • Dietitian
  • Hearing aid dispenser
  • Occupational therapist
  • Operating department practitioner
  • Orthoptist 
  • Paramedic
  • Physiotherapist
  • Physical therapist
  • Practitioner psychologist
  • Registered psychologist
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Counselling psychologist
  • Educational psychologist
  • Forensic psychologist
  • Health psychologist
  • Occupational psychologist
  • Sport and exercise psychologist 
  • Prosthetist
  • Orthotist
  • Radiographer
  • Diagnostic radiographer
  • Therapeutic radiographer
  • Social worker
  • Speech and language therapist
  • Speech therapist

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) 

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) regulates nurses and midwives in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Islands. 

Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI) 

Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is the regulatory and professional body for pharmacists in Northern Ireland.