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About Us

Registered Charity No: 328135


Since its formation in 1966, the Chiropractic Patients’ Association (CPA) has played a significant role in the development of the profession in the UK. The passing of the Chiropractors Act in 1994 and the development and formalisation of the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) in 1999 were major milestones along the way to its major objective – recognition of the value of chiropractic treatment within the medical profession and its wider availability within the National Health Service (NHS). The CPA is the only body representing patient interests to the GCC.

The Aims of the Chiropractic Patients’ Association are:


  • Patients Helpline, dealing in all aspects of chiropractic
  • Free Magazine. Tri-annual, informative “Back Chat” to all members, plus chiropractors and trainee chiropractors
  • Recognition of the CPA as a patient group by the General Chiropractic Council
  • Representation of the CPA on the Lay Partnership Group of the College of Chiropractors
  • Increasing awareness of the benefits of chiropractic treatment to the public
  • Improving availability of chiropractic within the National Health Service
  • Funding research for the benefit of chiropractic patients
  • Loan funding for dedicated students, to increase the inadequate number of registered chiropractors in the UK

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The CPA is entirely dependent on donations and members' subscriptions

Gifts and Legacies

The Chiropractic Patient's Association, a registered charity, is always pleased to receive gifts, small or large, to assist in the continuance of its work in supporting chiropractic research and education

UK residents

If you are a UK tax payer, the value of your donations and subscriptions can increase by nearly 25% under the Gift Aid scheme at absolutely no extra cost to you! By ticking the box on the application form simply enables us to claim back the tax you have paid on your donations and subscriptions from the Government. Remember, it doesn't cost you a penny extra but is a great help to us.

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