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Federation of Holistic Therapists
The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) is the largest and leading professional association for therapists in the UK and Ireland. With thousands of members offering a broad range of specialisms - from sports and remedial therapies, to complementary healthcare and holistic beauty treatments – the FHT is the association of choice for professional therapists.
The FHT is governed by an elected Council of members who oversee a permanent team of FHT staff, many of who are also qualified therapists. The Council positions are voluntary and unpaid, and attract senior practitioners and educators from across the therapy industry.
Thanks to the calibre of the Council, and 50 years experience as a therapy association, that the FHT is considered the leading authority in its field and is frequently called upon for expert guidance and opinion. On behalf of members, they work closely with government-backed authorities in the fields of education, regulation, and business skills and enterprise, to help shape and improve the industry.
A part of the FHT mission is to maintain and promote the highest standards in practice and professionalism, which is why they actively support and encourage members to develop their skills and knowledge. This not only helps the therapist member to reach their full potential, it also greatly benefits their clients, employers and the reputation of our industry as a whole.
Accredited Voluntary Register
A voluntary register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
The PSA is an independent body, accountable to Parliament. The PSA was asked by the Government to set up the AVR scheme in 2012, to offer enhanced protection for anyone seeking health and social care services that are not statutorily regulated.
Accreditation of its register means that the FHT has met the PSA’s demanding standards in terms of governance, education and training, setting standards, managing the register, providing information and dealing with complaints.
The AVR quality mark gives extra peace of mind for anyone looking for a complementary healthcare therapist, letting them know that anyone who holds the mark is committed to high standards.
David Brown is a Full Member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)
Registration number 174307
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David brown is a registered therapist with the
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
for Sports Therapy and Massage Therapy.
Registration Number 000153-G12
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CNHC is the UK voluntary regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners that was set up with government funding and support.
What do they do?
The CNHC act in the public interest by:
• keeping a register of practitioners who meet national standards of practice in their work
• setting the standards that practitioners need to meet to get onto and then stay on the register
• requiring registered practitioners to keep to their code of conduct, performance and ethics
• investigating complaints about alleged breaches of the code
• imposing sanctions or removing practitioners from the register when necessary.
The purpose of the CNHC Register is to enhance public safety, by giving the general public access to a list of complementary therapy practitioners that have been assessed as meeting national standards of competence and practice.
How do you know if someone is registered with CNHC?
Look for the quality mark (shown above) or check the CNHC register on www.cnhc.org.uk
What does the CNHC quality mark mean?
CNHC registered complementary therapy practitioners using the CNHC quality mark demonstrate to members of the general public and other healthcare providers that they conform to national standards of practice in their work.
Registered practitioners are able to display this on their current certificate, in their place of work and can also use the quality mark on promotional literature such as leaflets, headed notepaper and on their website. The CNHC quality mark provides an independent seal of approval to well-qualified, responsible professionals in the complementary healthcare field.
If a CNHC registered complementary therapist has the CNHC quality mark it means that they:
-Have undertaken a programme of education and training which meets, as a minimum, the National Occupational Standards and
the core curriculum for the complementary therapy/discipline concerned where a core curriculum has been agreed
-Have achieved competency to the level of the National Occupational Standards for the therapy/discipline concerned by means of
relevant experience of at least three years and /or relevant training and been assessed by their peers as having met those standards
-Have provided an independent reference of their good character
-Have confirmed that they do not hold a criminal record (including cautions), or notified CNHC of any such record for consideration
by the Registrar prior to acceptance
-Have confirmed that there are no health issues that impact on their ability to practice
-Have confirmed that they have not been the subject of any disciplinary or civil proceedings against them in relation to their practice or
have notified CNHC of any such proceedings for consideration by the Registrar prior to acceptance
-Hold current professional indemnity insurance
-Have agreed to abide by:
The CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics
CNHC's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Policy
CNHC's Data Protection Policy
The National Occupational Standards (NOS) are statements which describe what an individual needs to be able to do, know and understand in order to achieve best practice.
Skills for Health, an independent agency, is responsible for establishing National Occupational Standards (NOS) across a wide range of health care disciplines, including many complementary therapies. National Occupational Standards define what a competent person should be able to do when they carry out a particular activity or function. For more information, visit: www.skillsforhealth.org.uk