The FHT was very sad to hear that Richard Eaton passed away on 14 June 2019.
Richard was author and editor of the excellent College of Medicine Complementary Medicine Roundup, which was always brimming with useful information and links to research, reports and events of interest to not just College members, but anyone who shared his passion for holistic healthcare.
Despite his gentle approach and warm smile, Richard was a powerful voice for the complementary therapy and integrated healthcare community. He tirelessly campaigned for a better understanding of CAM, for practitioners to have the freedom to practise and promote their services, and for more members of the public to be able to access CAM.
A retired barrister, Richard and his wife, Marion, were former owners of a holistic health centre in Hastings, East Sussex, where they provided full facilities for 16 CAM practitioners. Richard also authored a small e-book, ‘Business Guide for Health Therapists: How to Find What You Need to Know’ – again, a clear demonstration of his commitment to supporting CAM practitioners and helping them to provide a much-needed service to their local community.
Our thoughts are with Richard’s family and friends. He will be sorely missed.