The Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
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 complementary therapists. CNHC’s register has been approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA). 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 complementary 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.
CNHC has agreed that the GCRN may verify applications for CNHC registration, and any GCRN members who are not registered with any register accredited by the PSA should be registered with the CNHC in order to maintain GCRN membership. CNHC members can gain the CNHC quality mark for use on their practice website. Members wishing to register should download the ‘Request to register’ form below and send the completed form to the GCRN secretary. The cost of registration with CNHC as a naturopath is £70 for 2018-9.