This advice will help you to follow government guidance on returning to work and working safely during the coronavirus pandemic.
In response to an identified need, CNHC has developed detailed Advertising Guidance for Registrants.
The Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) Copy Advice Team provides a free advice service and will check advertising claims prior to publication – usually within 24 hours (please ensure you leave ample time between seeking advice and amending your advertising prior to publication). They can be contacted through the CAP website
Additional helpful information and advice on advertising is also available on the Advertising Standards Authority website
We recommend that all CNHC Registrants use the wording for your discipline that we have agreed with CAP: Descriptors
CNHC Guidance on the Cancer Act 1939:
CNHC has also produced guidance about advertising in relation to the Cancer Act 1939 and we recommend that all CNHC registered practitioners read this. Please click here to view a copy: CNHC Guidance - Cancer Act 1939
Guidance for CNHC Registrants on Vaccinations:
CNHC registrants must abide by CNHC's Code of Conduct, Ethics and Performance. Section D1 of the Code, Knowing your own limits, states:
Other relevant sources of guidance on the responsibilities of all healthcare practitioners include the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence (now the Professional Standards Authority). Please click here to see an example: Clear Sexual Boundaries
Data Protection Guidance:
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on 25th May 2018. GDPR applies to all CNHC registrants because you hold and use personal data about your clients. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is the source of all the information and guidance you’ll need to ensure you’ll be complying with the relevant GDPR requirements. Click here for further information
Guidance on the Duty of Candour
Click here for the guidance on the Duty of Candour
Declaring unspent convictions
Click here for the guidance on declaring unspent convictions
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
Click here for changes to Disclosure Scotland criminal record check procedures
HMRC Support and Guidance:
Links to webinars, e-learning, emails and videos:
- HMRC Business help and education emails: Sign up to HMRC’s free email service
- HMRC Learning Support for self-employed practitioners.
- HMRC Support for Company Directors for practitioners running limited companies and / or employing staff.
- Tax for Health Professionals for all health care professionals who are running their own businesses
- Self-employed Business Expenses
- Simplified expenses for the self-employed
- HMRC YouTube Channel
- Small Business Online Forum for small businesses and the self-employed.
The Research Council for Complementary Medicine (RCCM) advances public education through the promotion of research into complementary medicine.
Code of Conduct, Ethics and Performance
The CNHC Code of Conduct, Ethics and Performance provides guidance and advice to help registrants meet the requirements and there are links to more information.