On 30 May 2017 CNHC was represented at the second roundtable meeting held this year with National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Deputy Chief Executive Professor Gillian Leng.
This was a useful discussion at which NICE’s Director for Centre Guidelines provided details about what NICE looks for as evidence when developing or reviewing NICE guidelines.
This was another very productive and constructive meeting and we appreciate the steps NICE is taking to enter into dialogue with the complementary healthcare sector, facilitated by the Research Council for Complementary Medicine (RCCM).
How to get involved in research
NICE relies on research evidence when deciding what to include or exclude from its recommendations. If we want complementary health care to gain wider recognition, then we need more research. As individual practitioners it is possible to support work in this area by getting involved with the Research Council for Complementary Medicine (RCCM).
You can find out more here.