New leaflet highlights that Accredited Registers (AR) are an untapped resource in healthcare

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FHT members can now download a leaflet that outlines the key findings of a special report published by the Professional Standards Authority and Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) in November 2017, called ‘Untapped Resources: Accredited Registers in the Wider Workforce’.

Amongst other things, the leaflet highlights that:

  • ‘The public health challenges the UK faces are deep-rooted and severe’;
  • ‘Improving our nation’s public health is critical to reduce our reliance on welfare and healthcare’, and that;
  • ‘The Accredited Registers workforce of 85,000 professionals [which includes more than 10,000 FHT members] is well placed to help promote public health’.

It also highlights that nearly a quarter of the practitioners who are part of the Accredited Registers workforce are complementary therapists, and that approximately one in four of the general UK population access the services of an AR practitioner at some point.

Download the Untapped Resources leaflet from the FHT website

Download the Untapped Resources report

Professional Standards Authority seeks registrants’ views on website

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The FHT runs the largest Accredited Register of complementary therapists to be independently approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

The Professional Standards Authority is currently reviewing its website and would welcome feedback and suggestions from those who are listed on the FHT’s Accredited Register.

If you have a few minutes, please browse the Professional Standards Authority’s website (www.professionalstandards.org.uk), which contains information about regulation and the Accredited Registers programme, and complete their short survey.

In The Moment feels out reiki

in the moment issue 7 jan 18Have you always wanted to try reiki, but didn’t know what to expect? You can learn all about this wonderful therapy in our latest contribution to In The Moment magazine.

In The Moment is a beautiful, practical lifestyle magazine for the modern-thinking creative woman. Enjoy practical creative projects, positive features and stories to inspire, adventures near and far for a healthy body and mind, and ideas embracing every aspect of women’s lives: friends, family, self, work, rest and play!

And in their seventh issue, readers will find an introduction to reiki. Our own Karen Young, editor of International Therapist magazine, and Julie McFadden, the FHT’s resident reiki master, discuss what you can expect from a reiki treatment, as well as things to avoid.

Reiki is one of the therapies on our Complementary Healthcare Therapist Register. Find out more about our Accredited Register here, and read our reiki feature here.

FHT Excellence Award Winner Emma Holly

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Healing Hands Network has featured one of our 2017 FHT Excellence Awards winners. Emma Holly, Highly Commended for Complementary Therapist of the Year, discusses her introduction to ScarWork, as well as what winning the award means to her.

Read their feature here. You can also catch Emma on Radio Verulam (92.6FM) soon. On 16 January at 11am she’ll be discussing her prestigious award from the FHT as well as her charity work supporting women after breast cancer surgery in St Albans. Learn more about the show she’ll be on, Verulam in the Morning, and listen in on their website.

It is our mission to make the public more aware of the FHT and its members. Our coverage also highlighted the importance of the FHT’s Accredited Register, independently approved by the Professional Standards Authority, and directs readers to search for an FHT member at fht.org.uk/findatherapist

The FHT guides Guardian readers on improving their lives in the New Year

Recently, the FHT contributed to the Guardian’s ‘New Year, New You’ supplement. It contained advice on de-stressing, self-care, and mindfulness.

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It is our mission to make the public more aware of the FHT and its members. Our coverage also highlighted the importance of the FHT’s Accredited Register, independently approved by the Professional Standards Authority, and directs readers to search for an FHT member at fht.org.uk/findatherapist

FHT appoints new Executive Director

FHTs Executive Director Jane LongThe Federation of Holistic Therapists  is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Jane Long as Executive Director.

Jane’s most recent role before joining the FHT was Executive Director of Corporate Services for a large housing association. Prior to that, she worked across a number of sectors, including further education, media and financial services, as well as having been part of the Executive Team at an NHS Trust.

Jane also comes to the FHT with first-hand experience of the therapy industry, as a former complementary therapist and Reiki Master. She took several years out of her business roles to focus on providing counselling support and healing, and running courses in reiki, as well as personal development and meditation.

Speaking of her new role, Jane says: ‘I am thrilled to join the FHT and to have the opportunity to build on the association’s strength and lead it through its next stage of evolution and growth. I care passionately about people and the many benefits that complementary, beauty and sports therapies have to offer.

‘With the largest Accredited Register of complementary therapists to be independently approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care, I can see lots of exciting opportunities ahead for FHT, particularly in the field of healthcare. There are also lots of interesting developments in education that we are also keen to explore.’

Paul Battersby, FHT’s President, comments: ‘We’re delighted to welcome Jane on board. With her professional background and real passion to do all she can to ensure FHT members are recognised as the ‘go-to-therapists’ for the public, employers and care commissioners, we’re confident that she’s the right person for the job.’

In The Moment readers follow their noses and discover aromatherapy

in-the-moment-6Have you always wanted to try aromatherapy, but didn’t know what to expect? You can learn all about this wonderful therapy in our latest contribution to In The Moment magazine.

In The Moment is a beautiful, practical lifestyle magazine for the modern-thinking creative woman. Enjoy practical creative projects, positive features and stories to inspire, adventures near and far for a healthy body and mind, and ideas embracing every aspect of women’s lives: friends, family, self, work, rest and play!

And in their sixth issue, readers will find an introduction to aromatherapy. Our own Karen Young, editor of International Therapist magazine, and FHT Vice President Mary Dalgleish discuss what you can expect from an aromatherapy treatment, things to avoid, and various types of oils to try.

Aromatherapy is one of the therapies on our Complementary Healthcare Therapist Register. Find out more about our Accredited Register here, and read our aromatherapy feature here.