Four CNHC registered practitioners attended the Professional Standards Authority’s (PSA’s) conference on 8 May 2017, alongside CNHC Chair Michael Watson.
The Conference was opened by PSA Chief Executive Harry Cayton who spoke about some of the good work being done by Accredited Registers. He shared that a local government workforce survey had revealed that 75% of local authorities were aware of Accredited Registers and checked relevant registers. He also highlighted that there were challenges ahead and acknowledged that raising awareness amongst GPs remained a challenge.
The Accredited Registers held a breakout session entitled ‘A healthy mind in a healthy body.’ CNHC registered nutritional therapist Carol Granger was one of two speakers at this session and she focused on the role nutritional therapy can play in addressing childhood obesity. She was followed by a child psychotherapist who presented about childhood mental health. CNHC registered Hypnotherapists Kate Beaven-Marks and Caroline Dyson also attended, along with CNHC registered Sports and Massage Therapist Mike Murphy.
Mike Murphy who has been trying to bring his considerable skills in rehabilitation to his local Musculoskeletal services said: “I was delighted to attend the event and represent CNHC. It was encouraging to see that PSA, the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and Public Health England (PHE) realise that practitioners on Accredited Registers have an important role to play in supporting the public. I raised a question about barriers we are facing in engaging with local NHS services and hope that we can see a change in this over time.”