British Acupuncture Council recognised by Professional Standards Authority

March 7, 2013 · by Sean Heneghan · Acupuncture, In the media

As a mark of recognition of the standard of training and development The British Acupuncture Council requires of it’s members, the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care have accredited members of the council under a new scheme set up by the Department of Health and administered by an independent body accountable to Parliament.

For members of the public this acts as an additional assurance of a high standard of governance, education, standard setting and training.

At the moment in the UK it is still worryingly the case that anybody can practice as an acupuncturist without evidencing any formal training so it’s essential if you’re thinking about having acupuncture or are choosing an acupuncturist that you select a practitioner who is a member of The British Acupuncture Council. To be a member each practitioner must have trained at an approved institution to degree level standard. This important mark of recognition by The Professional Standards authority reflects the hard work put in over many years by The BAcC to set the standard high in traditional acupuncture training and governance.

You can read more about the news at The British Acupuncture Council’s website here:

http://www.acupuncture.org.uk/public-content/public-pr-press-releases/independent-quality-mark-for-the-british-acupuncture-council-bacc.html

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