Choosing to register with CNHC brings a wide range of benefits - and shows that you uphold high standards of practice in your work. Registering builds trust with your clients and says “I Stand up for Standards.”

The benefits of registering with CNHC include:

  • Public – and growing - recognition of your role
    A joint report from the Royal Society for Public Health and the Professional Standards Authority, Untapped Resources: Accredited Registers in the Wider Workforce, highlighted that “Practitioners registered with CNHC support public health by encouraging their clients to make a range of lifestyle changes. These include improvements to diet and nutrition, support with giving up smoking and losing weight, support with reducing stress, improving sleep, managing pain and other symptoms, as well as overall enhancements to wellbeing. All CNHC registrants are committed to enhancing the UK public’s health and wellbeing.”
  • Government support
    The Department of Health has recommended that where people are looking for complementary health practitioners they use someone who is registered with CNHC.
  • Listing on an Accredited Register
    CNHC 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 UK-wide standards of patient safety and service quality.
  • General Medical Council guidance
    Doctors are able to refer patients to practitioners on Accredited Registers – which includes everyone registered with CNHC.
  • Use of the CNHC Quality Mark
    Only those complementary health practitioners who register with us can use the CNHC Quality Mark - which includes the Professional Standards Authority accreditation mark - on their websites and publicity materials.
  • Letting the public find you
    CNHC registrants appear on our searchable online UK-wide register, which has received more than 53,000 searches in the past year.
  • Employment opportunities
    We regularly publish details of job and volunteer roles for CNHC-registered practitioners on our website, Facebook page and Twitter feed.
  • Having a champion with Government and public bodies
    We work hard to keep complementary healthcare, and in particular CNHC registrants, at the forefront of decision-making by bodies such as the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and the Charity Commission. Consultation responses here
  • London Boroughs Special Treatment Exempted Status
    Our registrants enjoy ‘exempt status’ from needing to apply for a special premises licence in most London boroughs. More information here
  • Private health cash plans
    CNHC registration is recognised for reimbursement with a number of private health cash plan providers. This means that clients who are members of the relevant plans can claim for the cost of the treatments when they visit CNHC registered complementary therapists. Click here for more details
  • PR and marketing support
    All CNHC registered practitioners can download a range of useful resources including public relations tips, personalised leaflet templates and letters to take to GP surgeries.
  • CNHC Newsletter
    Our free monthly e-newsletter, CNHC Newsupdate, contains a wealth of information and is sent to all our registrants via email
  • 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.