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Table 1 UK chiropractic professional associations

From: The factors and motivations behind United Kingdom chiropractic professional association membership: a survey of the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic Alumni

Name Type Description Web address
British Chiropractic Association (BCA) Association (acting like a Trade Union) Founded in 1925 with a membership comprising over 50 % of the UK’s registered chiropractors [38].
McTimoney Chiropractic Association (MCA) Association (acting like a Trade Union) Established for over 35 years with over 550 members in the UK and Eire [39].
Scottish Chiropractic Association (SCA) Association (acting like a Trade Union) Formed in 1979 and has more than 60 members practising in Scotland and over 120 associated members located in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and various other countries around the world [40].
United Chiropractic Association (UCA) Association (acting like a Trade Union) The UCA is the youngest chiropractic association in the UK and is committed to protecting and advancing the principles of vitalistic chiropractic, with a membership growing steadily since 2000 [41].
Chiropractic Research Council (CRC) Research body Established in 2013 to provide leadership and unity in chiropractic research, aiming to increase the chiropractic evidence base, by promoting research, increasing the research capacity and supporting researchers [42].
Royal College of Chiropractors (RCC) (formerly College of Chiropractors) Professional membership body A Royal Chartered academic membership organisation with over 2800 members worldwide. Conceived during 1997 and incorporated in 1998 as an independent body to develop, encourage and maintain the highest possible standards of chiropractic practice for the benefit of patients [43].
Alliance of UK Chiropractors (AUKC) ‘Others’: an option for alternative responses An affiliation of professional organisations [44]. In 2010 the UCA, SCA, and MCA formed the AUKC whose vision is “to create a vitalistic, Chiropractic model of health and well-being for families in the UK by providing the distinct elements offered by Chiropractic as a healthcare profession predicated upon its philosophy, science and art.” [45].  
British Veterinary Chiropractic Association (BVCA) ‘Others’: an option for alternative responses A national non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting excellence in the field of Veterinary Chiropractic in the UK. There are approximately 50 members listed [46].
  1. This table contains the name and website details (where available) along with aspects of their individual Unique Selling Points