This newsupdate special is to announce the publication of the Professional Standards Authority’s Accredited Register Report to Ministers. The report showcases the work of a number of CNHC registrants and calls for a new model of health and care focused on prevention and wellbeing.
We are delighted to have been able to put forward such good examples of CNHC registrants’ work for inclusion in such a significant report and we know there are many more.
In a press statement Professional Standards Authority Chief Executive Harry Cayton stated:
‘We all know we need to deliver new, innovative ways to improve people’s health. The NHS is re-examining the way it delivers services and is exploring new models of integrated care better-suited to today. That means looking beyond the traditional confines of our health and care system and the traditional health professions. The 63,000 practitioners on 17 Accredited Registers covering 25 occupations must be part of that, offering different approaches to care which commissioners can choose with the confidence that they are competent and safe.’
He continued: ”We no longer have to depend solely on doctors and nurses but can create broader multidisciplinary teams. We must invest in prevention and wellbeing to delivery healthcare for the 21st Century. The complementary therapists registered with CNHC are among the health practitioners who have a key role to play in this new model.”
CNHC’s Chair John Lant commented: “We have over 5,000 practitioners on our Accredited Register from professions that are already used to support patients in areas such as cancer and palliative care and mental health services. The patient comments outlined in the report speak volumes about the role complementary therapies can play in enhancing patient wellbeing and we welcome wholeheartedly the Professional Standards Authority’s comments. This report and comments by Harry Cayton support CNHC’s work to raise awareness of the role that complementary therapies can play in health and care services.”
You can see a full copy of the report here: Accredited Registers - March 2015