Established in 1925, the BCA is the largest and longest-standing association for chiropractors in the UK, and represents the UK profession at the European and global level. The BCA has a membership of more than 50% of the UK chiropractors and only accepts people who have graduated from a nationally or internationally-recognised college of chiropractic education, after a minimum of four years full-time training. The BCA ensures its chiropractors maintain high standards of conduct, practice, education and training, and operates a robust professional standards and complaints management procedure. The BCA is also keen to see the chiropractic expand and progress by providing support and encouragement in the field of chiropractic research. To find out more about the BCA, have a look at their website www.chiropractic-uk.co.uk
Fortunately, most of the communication with the BCA Council occurs electronically so I don't have to spend too much time away from clinic, although it is necessary for me to attend national and international meetings every now and then. However, this does provide me with the opportunity to experience the hustle and bustle of life 'down south' and makes me appreciate the more relaxed lifestyle that we have up here in North Wales and Anglesey!