Professor of TCM announced for 2018 FHT Conference

Conference Nicola Robinson

Nicola Robinson is professor of traditional Chinese medicine at London South Bank University, chair of the Research Council for Complementary Medicine (RCCM) and editor-in-chief of the European Journal of Integrative Medicine.

Formerly a professor of complementary medicine at the University of West London and a registered acupuncturist since 1982, Professor Robinson has a keen interest in complementary medicine and its integration into mainstream healthcare.

She has authored more than 200 scientific articles for peer-reviewed journals, presented research at national and international conferences and has a PhD in Immunology from the University of Manchester.

In 2004, Professor Robinson was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship, to explore educational and research initiatives in TCM at universities and hospitals in China.

She has also held a range of high-profile posts including: Senior lecturer in Primary Healthcare at University College London; Consultant Epidemiologist to the Brent and Harrow Health Authority; Lecturer at Charing Cross and Westminster Hospital Medical School; and Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

In her talk, Professor Robinson will be discussing the importance of evidence base and how best to measure and present treatment outcomes for complementary therapy interventions.

Read more about Professor Robinson and the importance of research.

About the FHT Conference

The conference will take place on Thursday 29 November at The King’s Fund in the heart of London’s West End and feature a host of talks presented by leading experts in research, education and integrated healthcare. Read more

Early bird ticket prices are available until 31 August.

Book your tickets here* or call 023 8062 4350

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FHT announces 2018 Excellence Awards Finalists

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We are delighted to announce the finalists for our prestigious 2018 FHT Excellence Awards, which showcase how professional therapy practitioners and trainers are making a difference to those living and working in their local community.

This year’s FHT Excellence Awards finalists are:

FHT Complementary Therapist of the Year
Robert Sylvester Coleman
Julie Crossman
Kelly De Souza
Jackie Grimley
Marc Johnson
Julie McCullough
Nicolle Mitchell
Jane Sheehan

FHT Sports Therapist of the Year
Sheree Phelps
Nefeli Tsiouti
Sophie Vowden

FHT Student of the Year
Teresa Elliott
Brian Jauncey

FHT Tutor of the Year
Maureen Bonner
Gwyn Featonby
Dawn Morse
Sharon Mountford
Jane Sheehan

FHT Local Support Group Coordinator or the Year

Alison Brown
Kim Newman-Clark

Christopher Byrne, FHT President and awards judge, said: ‘Having looked through all of this year’s entries during the shortlisting process, we were once again really impressed by the calibre of those who entered, along with the diverse range of services and support they offer. Good luck to our finalists and keep up the excellent work.’

The winners of the 2018 FHT Excellence Awards will be announced at a special FHT Conference to be held at The King’s Fund, London, on Thursday 29 November, where guests will be able to hear from leading experts in education, research and integrated healthcare (see fht.org.uk/2018-conference for more details). Tickets start from just £65 but spaces are limited – book now to avoid disappointment and to take advantage of early bird prices.

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Influential GP to speak at 2018 FHT Conference

Conference Michael DixonWe are pleased that Dr Michael Dixon will be a speaker at the 2018 FHT Conference in November.

An influential figure in healthcare, Dr Dixon is a GP, Chairman of the College of Medicine, a visiting professor at University College London and the University of Westminster, and an appointed government adviser on GP commissioning.

Dr Dixon is the national clinical lead for social prescribing (NHS England), and has been offering primary care patients support in the community for many years from his practice in Devon. He is a strong advocate of preventative medicine, healthy living and integrated healthcare, supporting lifestyle interventions and complementary and traditional approaches.

In his talk at the FHT Conference, Dr Dixon will provide an overview of the current health and social care landscape, and discuss the different challenges and opportunities this presents for the successful integration of complementary therapies into mainstream care.

Read more about Dr Dixon and social prescribing.

About the FHT Conference

The conference will take place on Thursday 29 November at The King’s Fund in the heart of London’s West End and feature a host of talks presented by leading experts in research, education and integrated healthcare. Read more

Book your tickets here* or call 023 8062 4350

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* Early bird ticket prices are available until 31 August