For the past few months I have been making a decision about which professional organisation to join as a Registered Homeopath. I didn’t want to join the usual ones, not that I have anything against them but with an interest in the naturopathic approach to complementary medicine, I have been searching for a more holistic and wider ranging organisation. However, one criteria was a non-negotiable. That was that the register had to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
And here it is. My new professional body press release.
Independent quality mark for complementary therapist
Patients, service users and the public have the option to choose a complementary healthcare therapist belonging to a register vetted and approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
The Federation of Holistic Therapists’ voluntary register has been accredited under a scheme set up by the Department of Health and administered by an independent body, accountable to Parliament.
Complementary therapists on the FHT Complementary Healthcare Therapist Register will be able to display the Accredited Register quality mark (logo), a sign that they belong to a register that meets the Professional Standards Authority’s robust standards.
Harry Cayton, Chief Executive of the Professional Standards Authority, said: ‘We are very pleased to have accredited the FHT’s register of complementary healthcare therapists. Bringing complementary healthcare therapists into a broad framework of assurance is good for patients, service users and the public and is the best way to promote quality. The programmee offers enhanced consumer protection to anyone looking for health and social care services, and gives practitioners the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment.’
David Feakes, is a complementary healthcare therapist in Worthing and on the FHT’s accredited voluntary register. ‘I am very proud to be listed on the FHT’s accredited register. It demonstrates that the FHT meets the demanding standards of the Professional Standards Authority and offers reassurance to those seeking help and support from a complementary healthcare therapist, alongside their conventional care.’
• For more information about the Professional Standards Authority and its Accredited Registers programme, please visit http://www.professionalstandards.org.uk
• For more information about the FHT Complementary Healthcare Therapist Register, please visit http://www.fht.org.uk/ar
• To contact David , please email firstname.lastname@example.org
• To search the FHT Complementary Healthcare Therapist Register, please visit http://www.fht.org.uk/register
• The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) is the UK and Ireland’s largest professional association for complementary, holistic beauty and sports therapists. Founded in 1962, the FHT has been promoting the highest standards in education and therapy practice for more than 50 years, and is totally independent of any external commercial interests. The FHT is a not-for-profit organisation, run by a governing council elected by its membership, comprising both professional and lay representation. The FHT is happy to advise or comment to the media on any many matters relating to complementary, holistic beauty and sports therapy, including training standards, safe and responsible practice, and regulation.