The UK government is backing a voluntary regulation process for the whole of the health and social care sector, including Complementary Healthcare, through Accredited Voluntary Registers. To find out more www.professionalstandards.org.uk
Therapist with our qualification can join an Accredited Voluntary Register (AVR) through the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council www.cnhc.org.uk . At the present time they only have one register available to us but this is for Massage only and requires just a level 3 qualification.
Because very few clients or employers in our profession know about this voluntary regulation it is not yet very important but a time may come when not being on an AVR could restrict your work opportunities. We hope by then there will be a more appropriate register available to us but in the meantime any of our therapist can register on the massage AVR now if they feel it is necessary or beneficial to their career.
You can not apply to join the CNHC unless your Insurance is up to date