I am a Chartered Physiotherapist and a registered Osteopath, which means I am on the statutory register for both professions which is only possible by examination.
These regulatory bodies are the Health Professions Council
for Physiotherapists and the General Osteopathic Council
for Osteopaths. These are required by law to monitor the professional activities of their registrants. They require us to demonstrate our continuing competence to practice by submitting a yearly record of our professional development activities in the form of a portfolio. As such the physiotherapy profession are sampled each year by the health professions council to ensure compliance. The General Osteopathic council also check their registrants. Both bodies encourage the use of eportfolios.
I am a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
(CSP) and the British Osteopathic Association
which are the professional bodies for Physiotherapists and Osteopaths respectively. The CSP runs a countrywide system of ‘branches’ to assist in providing some of the continuing professional development, mandatory every year in order to stay on its register and the Health Professions Council.