Continuing Professional Development

Continuing Professional Development

As experts in our field, we offer exceptional CPD courses for osteopaths, including Alumni and other paediatric specialists as well as those who are taking their first steps into the specialism. Keep an eye on our range of short courses to help you keep your knowledge and skills up to date, and complete your annual GOsC CPD requirement.

Our international conference provides an excellent opportunity to meet and discuss cutting edge topics with experts from around the world, as well as contributing to CPD requirements.

CPD Courses at the OCC:


Advancing Your Osteopathic Skills in the Cranial Field

Led By: Carole Meredith DO and Nicholas Woodhead DO

Dates: 26-27 February, 19-20 March and 2 April 2022

Location: London, UK

Cost: £850.00 for the whole course (5 days) or £175.00 p/day (plus Eventbrite’s fee)

The Osteopathic Centre for Children is pleased to offer the ‘Advancing Your Osteopathic Skills in the Cranial Field Course’. Supported by the Rollin E Becker Institute, this is a very flexible 5 day course with participants having the option to book it in its entirety or as single days. This is an opportunity to advance skills, revise and improve cranial anatomy, learn, try alternative approaches and tailor a course to suit your own requirements. The course leaders will deliver some lectures but a lot of the learning will be in groups of 4 with a tutor to enable participants to explore, ask their own questions and work at their own level and pace. There will be a high practical content to enable participants to incorporate their new skills into practice.

The course leaders are Carole Meredith and Nick Woodhead, who between them have more than 80 years of teaching experience within the cranial field and are very competent at teaching at all levels.

If you are a Beginner or an Improver, then this is the course for you

On the first three days, our emphasis will be on small group tutorial approach, rather than a lecture led delivery, as this will enable us to tailor the days to the individual participant’s needs. We aim to cater from complete beginner to people who want to advance or refresh their knowledge, skills and/or palpation.

The fourth day will primarily be a treatment-based day, to include: fascial and fluid techniques, intra oral work, and balanced ligamentous tension/treatment of peripheral joints – a guided treatment of a “patient”. We also plan to discuss “whiplash” patterns & treatment and the treatment of post-partum patients.

On the final day, we will continue with practical approaches to treating infants and children, adapting    handholds, protocols (etc.) to younger patients; and discuss how treatment approaches might change with different age groups, allowing for aspects such as ossification, among others.

Cancellation Policy

The OCC/FPO reserves the right to postpone this course if circumstances change (due to the pandemic). Eventbrite’s processing fee is non-refundable, so in the event that the course is cancelled by the OCC/FPO, all fees (excluding Eventbrite’s fee) will be refunded.

Should circumstances mean that you have to cancel your place on this course, the OCC/FPO regrets to inform that no refunds can be given unless we are able to re-sell your place.

Please note, the OCC/FPO does not accept responsibility for any expense you incur (such as travel and accommodation costs), so please do consider this before registration.


COVID-19 Protocol

The OCC/FPO will comply with the guidance and the course must only take place where this is permissible in accordance with the UK Government, as relevant at the time of each course (or each day of the course).

Participants must contact us if they, or a member of their household, tests positive for COVID-19 after the course date. In this event, we will follow the appropriate government guidance.

The layout of the room should ensure that social distancing is respected by all persons in the training room during non-practical exercises. All participants will have their temperature checked before entering the room.

Adequate PPE and hand-washing facilities will be available.

We thank all participants for following the guidance and helping us protect our community by adhering to the safety measures put in place according to government guidance.


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Led By: Nancy Nunn BSc(Hons) DPO PgCert FHEA & Daniel Stuttard MA BSc(Hons) DPO  

Dates: Saturday 23 April 2022 (1st Part) and Sunday 24 April 2022 (2nd Part)

Location: OCC, CAN Mezzanine, 7 – 14 Great Dover Street, London, SE1 4YR

Cost: £150.00 p/day or £288.00 for the whole course (2 days), plus Eventbrite’s fee

  • Developing Osteopathy in Paediatrics Course Part 1 – 23.04.2022

Part 1 is designed for osteopaths who wish to explore clinical examination of babies, the course will also cover differential diagnosis of the unsettled baby as well as an osteopathic understanding of the effects of birth on the structure of the body and the resulting influence on function. We will also be discussing practical and legal issues related to gaining consent to examine and treat paediatric patients.

  • Developing Osteopathy in Paediatrics Course Part 2 – 24.04.2022

This course follows from the first Developing Osteopathy in Paediatrics Course. The course considers the principles of diagnostic clinical reasoning and paediatric practice as well as clinical presentation and treatment of infants, including colic, gastroesophageal reflux and plagiocephaly.#

Part 2 places are allocated on a first come first served basis however, you have to have completed the first Developing Osteopathy in Paediatrics Course in order to book a place on this course. We will     double check our records to confirm this. Participants who attend Developing Osteopathy in Paediatrics Part 1 on the preceding day, are also eligible to book this course.

Both parts include lectures, demonstration and practical sessions. In order to provide supervision of     practical workshops, numbers will be limited and places are allocated on a first come first served basis.

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The Simple Truth is That Children Are Complex – Paediatric practice demands a philosophical approach to osteopathy. 

– Led by Daniel Stuttard MA BSc(Hons) DPO

– Date TBC

– One CPD hour for £35.00 plus Eventbrite’s fee

One hour lecture followed by extra time for Q&As

Join Daniel Stuttard to explore how your paediatric practice demands a philosophical approach to osteopathy.

We should all know that thinking about our ‘osteopathy’ improves our ‘osteopathy’. Working with children highlights the complexity and uncertainty of treating real live organic beings. Children are in such constant change with the forces of growth and development that anything short of a highly considered osteopathic approach may leave our patients short.

Looking at the requirements for tissue health from a complexity perspective may help us uncover our own biases, acknowledge and challenge them, and look forward to genuine problem solving with our paediatric patients and authentic osteopathic healthcare.

This talk presents reflections on models of osteopathic approach and rationale developed at the OCC over many years.

Daniel Stuttard MA BSc(Hons) DPO

Daniel Stuttard graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 2003. Soon after graduation, Daniel joined the OCC’s DPO (Diploma in Paediatric Osteopathy), and later accepted the role of clinical consultant and educator in post graduate training, developing and running the DPO and APO courses at the Osteopathic Centre for Children.

With more than 17-years of experience in osteopathy, Daniel also has extensive teaching experience, lecturing for several teaching institutions in the UK and abroad.

Daniel loves his work as an osteopath because it gives him the chance to share in the life and health of others. He sees this as a privilege and regards it as sacred. His greatest challenge has been championing osteopathic principles in providing authentic health care to children.

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  • Led by Dr Nathan Hasson M.B., Ch.B., M.R.C.P., F.R.C.P.C.H.

Dr Nathan Hasson will be presenting an introduction to the assessment of children for possible red-flag conditions that may present itself at an osteopathic practice. Current NICE guidelines will be highlighted. Emphasis will be on understanding the pathophysiological processes of symptoms, promoting safety in the treatment of children and acknowledging practitioner responsibility.

Several osteopaths have attended over the past few years to listen to Dr Hasson’s presentation and have found it very useful for revision. His extensive experience in acute general paediatrics is very informative.

This presentation would be useful revision for any paediatric osteopath.

Dr Nathan Hasson is a Consultant in General Paediatrics and a Consultant in Paediatric Rheumatology, having worked as a Consultant in General Paediatrics at Ealing Hospital, before moving to Great Ormond Street Hospital in Paediatric Rheumatology. He specialises in all types of paediatric conditions as well as all aspects of paediatric rheumatology but in particular Benign Joint Hypermobility Syndrome and Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.                                         

Course Dates: TBC

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