Unfortunately, a growing number of therapists are being approached by commercially-driven registers and directories, some of which imply they are linked to the NHS, commissioning groups and major charities, where in fact no formal relationship with these professional bodies exist.
Following complaints from listeners about Commissioning.gp, Radio 4’s consumer affairs programme, You & Yours, talks to Harry Cayton, Chief Executive of the Professional Standards Authority, about what to look for in a health and social care register. In the interview, Harry encourages listeners to always look for the purple Accredited Register logo, which also carries the words ‘Professional Standards Authority’.
As the FHT’s Complementary Healthcare Therapist Register has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority, we would like to take this opportunity to remind eligible members that as well as being listed on the FHT’s Register at no extra cost, you can download the FHT/ Accredited Register logo, which can be displayed on your website and all business materials. To download your logo:
- Visit fht.org.uk/membersarea and log in
- Click the ‘Accredited Register’ box
- Click ‘Access your resources here’
- Click ‘Download the special FHT/Accredited Registers mark’
We also update our Members Alert page when we hear about any potential scams affecting therapists. Again, you can access this page in the Members area of the FHT’s website.
To go directly to the Commissioning.gp item, fast forward to approximately 27 minutes or click the ‘Commissioning.gp’ button when it appears on the screen after pressing ‘play’.