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 27 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 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)
General Naturopathic Council (GNC)
UK Confederation of Hypnotherapy Organisations (UKCHO)
Meet our members
We believe that the IHC is the largest collaboration of key organisations in the field of complementary, traditional and natural healthcare anywhere in the world.
At the heart of our work is the knowledge and expertise of our member organisations, who represent the very best in the field.
As part of our ongoing work to improve healthcare, and take the field forward, we want to introduce you to our members, and get an insight into them and what they do.
We will, therefore, be featuring each of our member organisations in turn on our homepage. Whether you are a patient, therapist, or other stakeholder, take a look at our feature videos, and get a flavour for all 26 organisations which make up the IHC.
Introducing to you, the Kinesiology Association (KA) and the Society of Homeopaths (SoH).
If we want to find our more about any aspect of the Kinesiology Association's work, go to their website to find out more.
For more information about the Society of Homeopaths and its work, follow the link below for all the information you need.
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.
“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.”
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.”
Former MP and Chair of APPG for Integrated Healthcare
IHC supports establishment of Sustainable Healthcare Day
This year, on April 6, the Integrated Healthcare Collaborative and its member organisations are supporting the establishment of Sustainable Healthcare Day.
Sustainable Healthcare is one of the most crucial issues facing us as a population. We want you to join us in starting a national conversation about
all aspects of this issue, and help to raise it up the political agenda.