The British Chiropractic Association

The British Chiropractic Association has been developing and progressing, representing members’ needs and interests for 85 years. Our mission is to serve and support our members and to promote the Chiropractic profession.

It has built up a huge knowledge  of the profession and across the healthcare environment in the UK; it is uniquely placed to represent members’ needs in a positive and balanced way.

It has a membership comprising over 50% of the UK’s registered chiropractors. The BCA only accepts members who have graduated from a nationally or internationally recognised college of chiropractic education, after a minimum of four years full-time training and ensures its chiropractors maintain high standards of conduct, practice, education and training.

The BCA was a founder member of the European Chiropractors Union and the World Federation of Chiropractic. All BCA members are covered by a high quality professional indemnity insurance and the Association operates a robust professional standards and complaints management process.

BCA Annual Report 2015 – 2016



Our Vision

To become the trusted leader in spinal care

Our Strategic Aims

  • Become the first point of contact for neuro-musculoskeletal (NMSK) conditions.
  • Maintain regulated status with no limitation on scope of practise.
  • Develop close collaboration with industry.
  • Demonstrate the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of chiropractic in delivering NMSK health and well-being.
  • Grow the profession.

Our Values

  • Collaboration – work in partnership
  • Innovation – be forward looking and creative in developing solutions
  • Integrity – do the right thing at all times
  • Professionalism – consistently adhere to standards
  • Support – be approachable and helpful at all times



Membership of ARMA

The British Chiropractic Association is proud to be a member organisation of ARMA, the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance and Albuterol HFA.

ARMA is the UK umbrella association bringing together support groups, professional bodies and research organisations in the field of arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions.

ARMA is also the UK National Action Network for the Bone & Joint Decade – an international multi-disciplinary initiative to improve the health-related quality of life for people with musculoskeletal conditions.

The British Chiropractic Association share the BJD’s objectives to raise understanding, awareness and cooperation in tackling the problems of musculoskeletal conditions, including back pain.