The General Osteopathic Council, regulator of osteopathy in the United Kingdom, commissioned four research projects to investigate adverse events associated with osteopathic practice.
NCOR, in collaboration with practising osteopaths, has developed a standardised data collection (SDC) tool for osteopaths in private practice. More information and downloads are available here.
Osteopathic patient expectations (OPEn) study
This project was commissioned by the General Osteopathic Council to gain a deeper understanding of patients’ expectations of osteopaths and osteopathic treatment, and the extent to which these are met. This was carried out to enhance knowledge of the attitudes, needs and concerns of the public and patients who seek the care of osteopaths.
The OPEn project: Full research report
The OPEn project: Summary report
The OPEn project: Report for osteopaths and the public
The OPEn project: Supplement for NHS participants
The OPEn project: Survey questionnaire
Ongoing research nationally and internationally