Integrated Healthcare Collaborative

 

Bringing together professional associations and stakeholders within complementary, traditional and natural healthcare​

Working together to improve healthcare

The Integrated Healthcare Collaborative (IHC) is a collection of 26 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)

  • Emotional Freedom Technique International (EFTI)

  • General Council and Register of Naturopaths (GCRN)

  • Faculty of Homeopathy (FoH)

  • Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)

  • International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA)

  • International Federation of Aromatherapists (IFA)

  • Kinesiology Association (KA)

  • 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)

We are supported by our valued Associate Members, below, whose expertise and contribution helps us take forward our integrated healthcare agenda.

  • Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

  • Homeopathy UK

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 Skaling-Klopstock

CEO, Homeopathy UK

 

“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
IHC welcomes three new Core Members

 

The Integrated Healthcare Collaborative (IHC) is delighted to welcome three new Core Members. The Kinesiology Association (KA), the International Federation of Aromatherapists (IFA) and Emotional Freedom Technique International (EFTI) will all be valuable additions to our growing membership. All have passed our strict membership application procedure, and we look forward to working with them.

 

The KA was previously known as the Association of Systematic Kinesiology (ASK). It exists to bring to the notice of the public the great value of kinesiology, provide the support of a professional body to its members, advance and promote high standards of ethics, training and practice for KA practitioners, and to maintain a register of professional KA practitioners.

 

The IFA regulates and accredits standards in aromatherapy for both practitioners and qualification providers. Set up for the safety of the public, it has been a registered charity since 1986. The IFA has high standards of training, and pioneered aromatherapy in the NHS, hospices and care professions, which is why it is as accepted by the UK medical profession as it is today.

 

EFT International is a UK registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), registered charity number 1176538. It is committed to advancing and upholding the highest standards for education, training, professional development and promotion of the skilful, creative and ethical application of EFT worldwide.

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