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About us

CNHC iss the UK voluntary regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners that was set up in 2008 with government funding and support. In February 2013 CNHC published an account of its First Five Years of operation.

The key purpose of CNHC is to act in the public interest and enable proper public accountability of the complementary therapists that it registers. CNHC acts in the public interest by:

  • keeping a register of practitioners who meet national standards of practice in their work
  • setting the standards that practitioners need to meet to get onto and then stay on the register
  • requiring CNHC registered practitioners to keep to our strict Code of Conduct, Ethics and Performance
  • investigating complaints about alleged breaches of the Code
  • imposing disciplinary sanctions that mirror those of the statutory healthcare regulators

CNHC provides a register of complementary therapists from fifteen different complementary therapies. The public can find a local complementary therapist by using the online search facility.

CNHC is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care as the holder of an Accredited Register. CNHC is listed on Directory of Accredited Registers. Accreditation means that CNHC as an organisation has met the Professional Standards Authority’s rigorous standards. See Accredited Register for further information on what this means for the public and practitioners.

Click here to view the key Differences between the roles of CNHC and professional associations

Values

CNHC is committed to demonstration of the following values in all its work:

  • To apply the principles of better regulation:
    - proportionality
    - accountability
    - consistency
    - transparency
    - targeted
  • To respect the principles of equality and diversity
  • To be professional and strive for excellence
  • To take pride in delivering quality and value for money
  • To be accessible to all who meet, or seek to meet our standards
  • To apply good employment practice

CNHC News

PSB elections – next round starts on 28 October 2016 The election process for the Aromatherapy, Reflexology & Shiatsu Profession Specific Boards (PSBs) will begin on 28 October more >
Marie Curie seeks volunteer complementary therapist, Penarth Marie Curie welcomes practitioners of a wide variety of complementary therapies to support patients and carers at their hospice in Penarth, Wales more >
Job Opportunity for Nutritional Therapists at BCNH College of Nutrition & Health BCNH College of Nutrition & Health is currently seeking Academic & Clinical tutors to work part-time more >
UCLH in London seeks volunteer complementary therapist University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Foundation Trust seeks complementary therapist volunteer more >
Volunteer Opportunity at Macmillan Centre in London Macmillan Centre, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust seeks volunteer complementary therapists more >

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Search the Register

To find a local complementary therapist, enter your own postcode or town/city and select how many miles from there that you want to search.

You can narrow your search by selecting a particular type of therapy from the drop down list.

Alternatively you can search for a therapist by name.