31 July 2020
Registration for the 13th European Congress for Integrative Medicine is now open
The European Congress for Integrative Medicine will take place in London on 26-28 February 2021 and registration is now open. Places are limited and early bird rates are on offer, so delegates are encouraged to act fast. BRA Members are eligible for a discount rate (please contact the Admin Office for the code). The deadline for the call for abstracts has been extended to 28 August 2020. All those working within Integrative Medicine are invited to submit a paper online and the final programme will be announced in October 2020.
13 July 2020
Disappointment for reflexologists in Scotland
CNHC have now informed us that their previous guidance for hands-on therapists to be able to return to work in Scotland on 22 July is no longer correct. Scotland, unlike the other UK countries, has given different guidance and has not included complementary therapies along with beauty therapy. All very confusing and we wait to hear when reflexologists can resume work in Scotland
10th July 2020
Further to the announcement yesterday, CNHC have offered the following information which I am sure will be of interest. I will send another message either today or at the weekend with some more details but thought you would like this confirmation.
We are writing to update you on the latest news on returning to work.
The Government announced in a press conference yesterday that from Monday 13 July close-contact services can reopen in England "subject to some restrictions on particularly high-risk services".
What does this mean for CNHC Registrants practising ‘hands-on therapies’ in England?
You may return to work on Monday 13 July subject to the exception below, and provided that you:
Do not treat high risk zones. This is defined in UK Government guidance as "the area in front of the face where splashes and droplets from the nose and mouth may be present, which can pose a hazard”.
Have full infection control measures in place.
Have confirmation that you are covered by your Professional Indemnity Insurance.
The UK Government guidance for close contact services can be found here.
Exception: If your practice is based in an area subject to local lockdown restrictions you cannot return to work yet.
We are updating CNHC guidance on preparing to return to work in line with the Government’s guidance and will send you further information, as well as providing an update for Registrants in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales shortly.
If you have any questions or queries, please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org