About the FHT Complementary Healthcare Therapist Register
The FHT Complementary Healthcare Therapist Register is an Accredited Register. It has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care under its Accredited Registers programme.
The Accredited Registers programme was launched in 2012 to accredit voluntary registers of professionals working in a variety of health and social care occupations that are not statutorily regulated, such as complementary therapy.
The Professional Standards Authority is accountable to Parliament, and accreditation by this independent body demonstrates that a voluntary register is managed effectively and adheres to good practice. It enhances public protection and enables service users, employers, healthcare commissioners and the public to choose a practitioner who is competent and behaves in an ethical and compassionate manner.
Who is listed on the FHT Complementary Healthcare Therapist Register?
The FHT Complementary Healthcare Therapist Register lists members of the FHT who offer one or more of the following complementary healthcare therapies, and are eligible to appear on the register:
Alexander technique; aromatherapy; body massage; Bowen technique; cranio-sacral therapy; healing; homeopathy; hypnotherapy; kinesiology; microsystems acupuncture; naturopathy; nutritional therapy; reflexology; reiki; shiatsu; sports massage; sports therapy and yoga therapy.
We only register complementary healthcare therapists who meet our standards for training, professional skills and conduct. We can take action against therapists registered with us who fall below these standards. We can also remove therapists from our register who are proven to be a risk to the public.
What does this mean for me?
This means that FHT members on our register are professional therapists providing complementary healthcare services to the public, to help benefit their physical, emotional and mental health. Therapists on the register meet high standards of personal and professional behaviour, technical competence and business practice. This offers you confidence in the registrant’s ability to practise as a professional.
The FHT Register’s function
The function of the FHT Register it to protect the public by:
- upholding standards for our registrants' education and training, professional skills, conduct, performance and ethics;
- keeping a register of complementary healthcare practitioners who meet those standards;
- approving qualifications which complementary healthcare therapists must complete to register with us; and
- taking action when complementary healthcare therapists on our register do not meet our standards.
Only those FHT members on the register can use the title FHT Complementary Healthcare Therapist. For information about standards for acceptance to the FHT Complementary Healthcare Therapist Register