Integrated Healthcare Collaborative

 

Working together to improve healthcare

The Integrated Healthcare Collaborative (IHC) is a collection of leading professional associations and stakeholders within complementary, traditional and natural healthcare, working together on common areas of interest, to increase access to these therapies, promote greater integration with conventional Western medicine, and improve patient outcomes.

Who are we?

The IHC brings together the following leading organisations, who are Core Members and lead our work.

 

  • Alliance of Registered Homeopaths (ARH)

  • Association of Energy Therapists (AET)

  • Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (ANP)

  • Association of Physical and Natural Therapists (APNT)

  • Association of Reflexologists (AoR)

  • Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture (ATCM)

  • British Complementary Medicine Association (BCMA)

  • British Reflexology Association (BRA)

  • Chinese Medical Institute and Register (CMIR)

  • Craniosacral Therapy Association (CSTA)

  • General Council and Register of Naturopaths (GCRN)

  • Faculty of Homeopathy (FoH)

  • Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)

  • International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA)

  • Kinesiology Federation (KF)

  • McTimoney Chiropractic Association (MCA)

  • National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH)

  • Shiatsu Society UK (SSUK)

  • Society of Homeopaths (SoH)

  • Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT)

  • UK Reiki Federation (UKRF)

Why we formed?

In December 2018, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Integrated Healthcare published a report entitled "Integrated Healthcare: Putting the pieces together".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the key recommendations in the report was that "professional associations representing complementary, traditional and natural healthcare should work more closely together on common issues, to share knowledge and experience. A formal collaborative should be established which brings together major associations to take the field forward collectively."

 

It is from this that the IHC was formed, with the aim of achieving better health outcomes through greater integration of healthcare services.

 

The IHC builds on over 30 years of work and collaboration between the former All-Party Parliamentary Group for Integrated Healthcare and the leading organisations in the field.

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Testimonials

 

“We believe that homeopathy and other complementary therapies should be fully integrated into the NHS. This Collaborative encourages organisations to work together to improve patient care and access to services, and should be supported.”

 

Cristal Sumner

CEO, British Homeopathic Association

 

“The Integrated Healthcare Collaborative will play a key role in bringing organisations together. It is vital for the CAM community to speak with a unified and strong voice.”

 

David Tredinnick

Former MP and Chair of APPG for Integrated Healthcare

Latest News
10,000 people sign petition in 4 days calling for the return to work of all complementary healthcare workers

 

The Integrated Healthcare Collaborative (IHC) backed petition, calling for the government to allow all complementary healthcare workers to be allowed to return to face-to-face consultations, has surged past 10,000 signatures in just 4 days.

 

IHC member organisations have been calling on the government to help support the safe and quick return of the whole sector for many weeks. On 13th May, over 7 weeks ago, a parliamentary petition was tabled calling for the government to work with them to bring that about. However, that petition, which should have been approved in 7 days, has still not been approved by the Petitions Committee.

 

The IHC’s Core members took decisive action to ensure that the voices of thousands of therapists and patients did not go unheard, and put down this charge.org petition.

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