Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council
The CNHC is the UK voluntary regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners that was set up with government support to protect the public by providing a UK voluntary register of complimentary therapists. CHNC's register has been approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. This means CNHC has met the Professional Standards Authority's demanding standards.
All CNHC Registered practitioners are entitled to use CNHC's Quality Mark which demonstrates a commitment to professionalism and high standards. The public and those who commission the services of complimentary healthcare practitioners can choose with confidence, by looking for the CNHC quality mark. General Medical Council (GMC) guidance confirms that doctors are able to refer patients to practitioners on Accredited Registers.
It has been agreed with CNHC that the SMA may verify applications for CNHC registration and we encourage members to register. Registration includes the right to use the CNHC quality mark (opposite). The eligibility criteria for the CNHC Sports Massage register can be found in the SMA members area here
The General Council for Massage Therapies
The GCMT is the governing body for massage therapies and all bodyworks and soft tissue techniques in the UK. The principal aims and objectives of the GCMT are: