The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) was launched on Monday 19th January, this launch was covered by BBC television and radio and backed up with press announcements.
The CNHC was founded in April 2008 and officially launched by Ben Bradshaw, Minister of State for Health after significant preliminary research undertaken by and through the Prince’s Foundation for Integrated Health together with complementary healthcare practitioners. This whole start up process has been underpinned and financially supported by the Department of Health and it is the Government that is committed to establishing the CNHC as the national voluntary register in the complementary healthcare field.
The CNHC is suggesting that there will be potential benefits of membership including possible GP and PCT referrals and medical insurance recognition.
We strongly recommend that you peruse the CNHC website to acquaint yourself fully with this organisation and this will give you more information and hopefully assist you in reaching your personal decision regarding membership of this register. (www.cnhc.org.uk ).
For those that do wish to register, the required documents are available for download from here. The LCSP has negotiated a discount with the CNHC and the registration fee payable for LCSP Register members will be £30 instead of £45, this is because the LCSP Register will facilitate your registration by providing CNHC with your details and provide them with a professional reference for you.
It is important to state that this register is voluntary and non registration with the CNHC in no way restricts your ability or right to practice your therapy as you have done previously.