CNHC has been approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care as the holder of an Accredited Register.
The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care is the independent government-appointed body that oversees and scrutinises the work of the nine statutory medical, health and care regulators. These include the General Medical Council (GMC), the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC). Since March 2012 the Professional Standards Authority has also been able to accredit registers of health and care occupations that are not regulated by law and CNHC has successfully completed this process.
The Professional Standards Authority is not a regulator itself and accreditation is not about regulation – CNHC is already a regulator. This can seem confusing so here we set out the facts:
- Accreditation is not regulation. The Professional Standards Authority is not a regulator and having accreditation does not make an organisation a regulator. CNHC is already a regulator. Accreditation means that the organisation has been accredited as the holder of an Accredited Register.
The Professional Standards Authority does not:
- accredit individual practitioners. It accredits organisations.
- endorse any treatment or service. It accredits the register, not the therapy or profession.
- hold a register of individuals. It holds a directory of organisations that have been accredited. CNHC is on this directory.
Click here for information on What the Accreditation scheme means for CNHC registered practitioners?
Click here to read the Professional Standards Authority’s Accredited Register Report to Ministers. The report published in March 2015 showcases the work of a number of CNHC registrants and calls for a new model of health and care focused on prevention and wellbeing.
Watch the Professional Standards Authority’s video to find out more about Accredited Registers.
Click here to read the PSA’s Let’s Work Together to improve health and social care campaign leaflet
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