The ESO and BCOM to merge

The ESO and BCOM to merge

The British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) and the European School of Osteopathy (ESO) to merge to become leaders in osteopathic education

The British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) and the European School of Osteopathy (ESO) are delighted to announce that they will be merging to create a dynamic forward-thinking institution with courses that widen the scope of health education and osteopathy, nationally and internationally.

This partnership presents a unique and exciting opportunity in our sector to develop new education, clinical, research and healthcare offerings. This collaboration will provide students with a greater choice of courses and facilities, graduates with a wider array of CPD and tutors and staff with an opportunity for further career learning and development. Staff will come together as a united team working from London and Kent.

The merged institution will be a registered charity led by Ian Fraser as Chief Executive and Kerstin Rolfe as Principal.

Current students will continue to be registered with their existing institution, continuing on their chosen course and based at their existing site through to the successful completion of their education.

Following the satisfactory completion of due diligence, the approval from respective Company members and the regulatory authorities, ESO and BCOM will commence the process of consulting with staff.

Commenting Ian Fraser, current Principal and CEO of ESO said, “We are excited to merge with BCOM to become an even stronger hub of academic excellence and one which builds upon the hard work and rich legacy of our osteopathic forebears, allowing us to become the strongest osteopathic educator we can be.”

Commenting Dr Kerstin Rolfe, current Principal of BCOM said, “We look forward to merging with the ESO to offer the best osteopathic education nationally and internationally, exceptional facilities and training for students and career development opportunities for staff.”