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March 2022

Sustainable Healthcare Day, 6th April 2022

This year, on April 6, The BRA and its partners in the Integrated Healthcare Collaborative, are supporting the establishment of Sustainable Healthcare Day. 

Sustainable Healthcare is one of the most crucial issues facing us as a population. We want you to join us in starting a national conversation about all aspects of this issue, and help to raise it up the political agenda.

We all have a duty to ensure that our healthcare is provided in ways which are sustainable individually, financially, and environmentally. Every one of us is a stakeholder in our own individual health, and in that of our planet. We all have a voice, and a contribution to make. 

In supporting this first Sustainable Healthcare Day, we want the general public, local communities, scientists, businesses, organisations, medical professionals and politicians to all put forward their vision, their priorities, and how each can play their part. 

We will be asking you to share your stories about how you are making a contribution to a more sustainable healthcare system. Share your ideas about where we should focus our efforts. It could be small things which you do daily to support your own sustainable individual health, local community projects which you run, or greater policy or strategic work which your business or organisation undertakes. The more stakeholders whose voices are heard, the more inclusive and effective our solutions will be.

Sustainable healthcare needs wider publicity, and greater action from decision-makers. On April 6, join the national conversation about how we can take action. Help us bring this key issue to the forefront of the healthcare agenda.

 

November 2021

Integrative Health Convention 2022

The Integrative Health Convention is returning in 2022, with a one-day virtual event on 11 February culminating in the Complementary Therapy Awards ceremony.


Early bird discounts are available until 10 December 2021.  Book your early bird ticket at just £47 HERE now to hear from expert keynotes to understand how complementary therapies and lifestyle/wellness services are integrating with conventional medicine to enhance patient care:
 

  • Paul Mckenna, behavioural scientist and hypnotist

  • Dr John Demartini, human behaviour expert, author, global educator and the founder of the Demartini Method

  • Carrie Grant MBE, Broadcaster, Vocal and Leadership Coach and Campaigner

  • Dr Anthony Abbagnano, Founder, Alchemy of Breath

  • Dr Michael Dixon, Chair, The College of Medicine

  • Dr Harald Stossier, author and Director, VIVAMAYR Maria Worth clinic

  • Dr Angela Goyal, Founder, Inspired Medics

  • Dr Toh Wong, GP, hypnotherapist, acupuncturist, NLP & NLH Trainer & Convention organiser

  • Dr Naveed Akhtar, GP, hypnotherapist, acupuncturist, NLP & NLH Trainer & Convention organiser

  • Frances Collier, Physical Consultant (Body Specialist, Movement Coach, Dancer) Bodylistics®

 

 

July 2021

Complementary Health Professionals Conference 2021

This conference will take place on 16th October 2021 in Croydon, South London.  The theme for the conference this year is Complementary Therapies in Mental Health.  Please see below link for further details and to book tickets

https://www.complementaryhealthprofessionals.co.uk/annual-conference-2021

May 2021

Nicola Hall to retire as BRA Chairman

The BRA had a special announcement during this year’s AGM in that Nicola is now retiring as Chairman having held this role for 36 years since the BRA was formed. 

Nicola is to be replaced by Board member Sally Price but will still remain on the BRA Board and take over the role of President of The British Reflexology Association.

Sally has been a member of the BRA for 18 years and runs a private practice alongside her work as a Senior Lecturer in Health & Wellbeing at the University of Wolverhampton for 16 years.

We are sure you will join us in sending congratulations to Sally and a huge thank you to Nicola for her extraordinary work for the BRA over the years and we send our best wishes for her continuing work as Director of the Bayly School of Reflexology

 

April 2021

European Congress for Integrative Medicine - deadline to submit an abstract extended until 17 May 2021

The congress organisers have seen a great deal of enthusiasm for the congress with more than 400 abstracts already received to date, however after a number of requests, the deadline has been extended allowing interested parties an additional four weeks to submit an abstract online.

April 2021

IHC MARKS FIRST YEAR ANNIVERSARY

The Integrated Healthcare Collaborative (IHC) has marked the first anniversary of its formation by thanking everyone who has supported its work throughout the year.

 

Despite a year filled with huge challenges for our field, due to Covid 19, the last 12 months has seen the IHC go from strength to strength, and it has quickly become the collective voice for our field. It is widely regarded as the largest, most diverse and ambitious bringing together of organisations in the complementary, traditional and natural healthcare field anywhere in the world.

 

The British Reflexology Association and IHC colleagues have demonstrated that our field can work effectively together with a collective voice. Our petition calling for a quick and risk based return to work for our therapists and practitioners raced to 20,000 signatures in just 2 weeks! We have taken up issues with governments across the UK to get clarity for therapists about ever changing legislation and regulations, often when our field has been marginalised and ignored. We have fought for assistance when our healthcare professionals have had to stop work, and faced financial hardship. We have, throughout, emphasised the great contribution that complementary, traditional and natural healthcare therapists and practitioners can bring to patients’ health and wellbeing. Every issue and campaign that we take forward together makes our voice louder.

 

IHC member organisations have over 30,000 therapists and practitioners on their registers, and only the very best in the field are approved for membership. As we move forward, IHC members will continue to work together on issues of concern and common areas of interest, make the case for increasing access to these therapies, and promote greater integration with conventional Western medicine in order to improve patient choices and outcomes within our healthcare system.

 

The British Reflexology Association and our IHC colleagues thank everyone for your continued support for our work, campaigns and projects.