Need to find a peer? iO launches new online directory

To support osteopaths with their CPD requirements, the Institute of Osteopathy has launched an online ‘Peer’ directory on which you can search and identify a peer with whom you can conduct your peer review discussion.

With the introduction by GOsC of the new CPD scheme in 2018, came the requirement for osteopaths to undertake a ‘Peer Discussion Review’ with another healthcare professional towards the end of their three-year CPD cycle.  For many, this will be next year (2021).

While the ‘Peer Discussion Review’ will normally be completed towards the end of your CPD cycle, osteopaths are encouraged to identify and make contact with their peer early in the cycle in order to fully realise the benefits of this reflective opportunity.

Matthew Rogers, Head of Professional Development at the iO said of the new directory: “The new platform is designed to make it easier for osteopaths to find a suitable peer and is free to access by all registered osteopaths, not just iO members.

“The platform is easy to use. Once you have entered your details, it usually takes five working days to activate your profile, at which point you will be able to search for your match and connect with your peer. “Our intention is that this iO Peer Directory will help to bring the profession together to support each other and enhance patient care.”

To create your profile and start to use the directory visit

If you have any enquiries about this initiative, contact