• CNHC registrants speak out for greater role in public health

In February CNHC sent a survey to all CNHC registered practitioners to find out about experiences of trying to work with local GPs and the NHS. Over 1400 responses came in with practitioners speaking out about both the opportunities and the barriers they faced when trying to engage with the NHS.

Nearly 600 of those who responded said they have tried to work with the NHS. Of these, just over 100 said they had been successful in some way and shared a wide range of services. Over 600 said they had not been successful. Reasons given ranged from lack of awareness, knowledge and interest through to resistance and scepticism about the use of complementary healthcare. Where there was interest, lack of funding was also often cited as an issue.

CNHC will be feeding the survey results into the Professional Standards Authority / Royal Society for Public Health’s joint project about the role practitioners on Accredited Registers can play in the wider health workforce – a project CNHC initiated. We will keep you posted of any updates.

• CPD Random Sampling 2017

CNHC will be carrying out this year’s random sampling of CPD logs and insurance certificates of 5% of CNHC registrants in April 2017. The sampling will begin on 3rd April 2017 and the deadline to return documents will be Friday 28th April 2017.  If you are CNHC registered and you are selected in April you will be contacted direct by CNHC and asked to send your completed CPD log and insurance certificate. Please do not send these documents to CNHC unless you receive that request.
The full details of the policy and process for the sampling are set out on the link below. Policy in respect of requirement to provide copies of insurance certificate and CPD log.  CNHC’s CPD policy has been updated and simplified. For further details please see our website here: CNHC CPD Policy

• NICE Public Board Meeting and NICE Question Time - Durham

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is holding a Public Board Meeting and Question Time in Durham on 15 March 2017. This is part of NICE’s programme to hold its board meetings in regions around the country every two months. For details and to register for a place visit: https://www.nice.org.uk/event/marpublicboard_2017. NICE holds a wide range of committees and meetings in public. To find out more and register for events visit: https://www.nice.org.uk/get-involved/meetings-in-public

• Royal Society of Medicine public outreach meeting - Hypnosis & Psychosomatic Medicine Section – 8 May 2017, London

The Hypnosis & Psychosomatic Medicine Section of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) is hosting a ‘public outreach meeting: patient's perspective’ event in London on Monday 8 May 2017.
To view the full event programme and to register visit: https://www.rsm.ac.uk/events/HYH03 

• College of Medicine Conference – Food: the future medicine

The College of Medicine is seeking expressions of interest for those who wish to attend its second food conference, Food: the future medicine, which will take place on 14 September 2017. To register your interest visit: https://www.collegeofmedicine.org.uk/events/#!event/register/2017/9/13/expressions-of-interest-our-next-food-conference

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