The Professional Standards Authority (PSA) has launched a consultation into the future shape of the Accredited Registers programme.
Since 2012, when the PSA was given new powers and duties to accredit voluntary registers, any organisation which meets the criteria has been able to gain accreditation. The proposals within the consultation change many of the original design principles of the programme.
Some of the changes may include a requirement of effectiveness of therapies and treatments, which would be judged by the PSA, setting educational standards, the possible creation of a single register, and a financial commitment based on number of members.
The PSA would also have the discretion on what is included in the programme based on criteria such as “the occupation or role is used or introduced within the NHS or equivalent other public or independent healthcare sector body” and if “Government and/or other public authorities support its inclusion in the programme”.
The proposals within this consultation could have implications across the whole field of complementary, traditional and natural healthcare, and the iCAMhub wants to encourage as many people as possible to submit a response, to ensure that the PSA receives the views of a wide variety of stakeholders.
You can respond to this consultation paper by following the link above.
The deadline for submissions is 18th February 2021.