By registering with the CNHC, complementary health practitioners demonstrate to the general public and to other healthcare providers that they meet UK-wide standards of practice in their work.

  • Government support: The Department of Health has recommended that where people are looking for complementary health practitioners they use someone who is CNHC registered.
     
  • Accredited Register: CNHC's register is approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care, a body accountable to Parliament. This provides additional assurance that CNHC registrants meet the standards of patient safety and service quality.
     
  • General Medical Council guidance: to doctors confirms that they are able to refer patients to practitioners on Accredited Registers – this includes all CNHC registrants.
     
  • Use of the CNHC Quality Mark: complementary health practitioners who register with the CNHC are able to use the CNHC ‘quality mark', which incorporates the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) accreditation mark, on their websites and in publicity materials.
     
  • More employment opportunities: An increasing range of employers are requiring CNHC registration. We regularly publish details of job and volunteer roles for CNHC registered practitioners on our website, Facebook page and Twitter feed.
     
  • Entry on national register: CNHC-registered complementary health practitioners appear on our national register which has received over 370,000 searches since the register opened in 2009.
     
  • London Boroughs Special Treatment Exempted Status: CNHC has been granted exempted status by the London Special Treatment Group for CNHC registrants working in London Boroughs: please click here for further information
     
  • Private health cash plans: CNHC registration is recognised for reimbursement with a number of private health cash plan providers: please click here for further information
     
  • Access to PR and marketing support: All CNHC registered practitioners can download a range of useful resources including PR tips, personalised leaflet templates and letters to take to GP surgeries.
     
  • CNHC Newsletters: CNHC Newsupdates are sent via email at the beginning of each month to all CNHC registered practitioners.
     
  • Holistic Therapist Magazine: A free digital edition of Holistic Therapist magazine is sent to all CNHC registrants quarterly. The magazine contains a wide range of articles designed to support practitioners with running a successful practice.
     
  • Guidance: We issue guidance for registrants which include Advertising support and HMRC information.