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The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy is the professional, educational and trade union body for the country’s 47,000 chartered physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and assistants. It aims to support its members and help them to provide the highest standards of patient care.


The Society is a member-led organisation, governed by the CSP Council. This is made up of elected CSP members and is supported by a system of boards, branches, committees and groups. The CSP provides an exceptionally wide range of member services and is also a campaigning organisation, speaking up for physiotherapists and promoting the physiotherapy profession.




The Osteopaths Act 1993 established the General Osteopathic Council to ‘provide for the regulation of the profession of osteopathy’

The GOsC’s aim are:  

  • To protect patients
  • To develop the osteopathic profession
  • To promote an understanding of osteopathic care

The GOsC:

  • Registers qualified professionals
  • Sets standards of osteopathic practice and conduct
  • Assures the quality of osteopathic education
  • Ensures Continuing Professional Development
  • Helps patients with complaints about an osteopath

The General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) is one of the 13 UK health and social care regulators. The regulators are set up to protect the public so that whenever you see a health or social care professional, you can be sure they meet the required standards.

The Sports Massage Association is the UK professional body representing sports massage practitioners and the profession. 
Driven by the increasing demand for sports massage among sports participants but confusion as to who was appropriately qualified, the Sports Massage Association was launched at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester in 2002 to be independent body regulating sports massage practitioners in the UK. With support from the leading sports bodies, related professional groups and educators it has grown to represent over 1000 members and is now recognised and the lead body for sports massage by the major employers in the UK.


BASEM Journal

BASEM Journal

Founded in 1953, BASEM is the oldest Sport and Exercise Medicine Association in the United Kingdom and is the official UK representative to both the European Federation of Sports Medicine Associations (EFSMA), and the International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS).

BASEM is dedicated to the promotion of good health through physical activity, and the provision of sports medicine expertise to optimise athletic performance at all levels.

Membership is open to all those who are suitably qualified and involved in the care and welfare of the exercising individual.

Membership of BASEM will enable you to access:

BASEM Regional Meetings (at discounted prices in your area)

BASEM Annual Congress (at discounted prices)

BASEM Education Courses (at discount prices)

BASEM Members area on the website (Ask a member system)

BASEM Newsletter Click here for newsletter for the latest newsletter

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