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Welcome to the June 2019 newsUpdate

In January’s newsletter I discussed CNHC’s plans for the year and also encouraged registrants to contemplate their plans for 2019. So much has happened since then, and it amazes me how quickly time goes by.

With time, situations often change which can present challenges, but also lead to new opportunities. As I mentioned in last month’s newsletter, we have sadly said goodbye to our esteemed Vice Chair – Sheila Inglis. Below you can read more about Sheila’s incredible contribution to the organisation.

We now have two vacancies on the CNHC Board and we will be actively recruiting to fill both positions – one registrant and one lay. In the coming weeks we will be advertising the posts and they will be listed on the CNHC website under 'News'.

If you are reviewing your focus at this time and contemplating how you can help take the complementary therapy industry forward – please have a read of our latest article in Massage World discussing how you can track Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS).

Wishing you all another wonderful month.

Best Wishes, 
Michael Watson
CNHC Chair


We sadly say farewell to the CNHC Board Vice Chair, Sheila Inglis


Sheila Inglis joined the CNHC Board of Directors back in December 2012, and since then she has proved to be a dedicated and trusted voice for the organisation. Sheila came with a great breadth and depth as an independent researcher and consultant, bringing with her experience in education and regulation in health and social care. She held leadership positions in the National Health Service (NHS), Scottish National Education Funding Council, and Research with Children in Scotland before coming to CNHC.

Throughout her years on the CNHC Board, Sheila was very proactive and regularly provided clear, strategic and objective viewpoints - always with the public interest at heart. Sheila became the Vice Chair in January 2014 and stepped up to lead CNHC as the Acting Chair from August – December 2015. During her nearly 7 years of service, she acted as a sounding board and voice of reason for not only the Chair, but also the Chief Executive and other CNHC staff.

Michael Watson, CNHC Chair, reflects on her contribution: ‘It is with great sadness we say goodbye to Sheila. Since I joined the board and more recently became Chair, she has been a wonderful support and sounding board. Always available for advice and always wise in her thinking and judgment. I will sorely miss her and thank her for all her sterling work.’

Sheila was a valuable source of knowledge for Scottish regulation, and she regularly took part in media / speaking engagements on behalf of the organisation. Thanks to much work and persuasion on Sheila’s part, in April 2016 the Scottish Government updated its guidance about the benefits of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and included the role of Accredited Registers.

In addition to her work with the Scottish Government, she also regularly attended Scottish Parliamentary meetings and represented CNHC at a number of professional associations’ Annual General Meetings (AGMs) in Scotland. She also represented CNHC as a featured guest speaker on a podcast, was interviewed by a Wellcome Trust researcher, presented on two radio shows and attended industry events such as CAM Expo.

Her voice of reason and her unstinting commitment will truly be missed. Sheila on behalf of everyone at CNHC - we wish you all the best in the next chapter of your life.

Collecting Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS)



The latest edition of Massage World includes an article from the CNHC Chief Executive and Registrar, Margaret Coats. She discusses the Charity Commission Consultation outcome earlier this year and what the use of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS) means for the industry.

The article also includes information on how CNHC registrants and other practitioners can get involved by using Measure Yourself Medical Outcome Profile (MYMOP) and/or Measure Yourself Concerns and Wellbeing (MYCaW) to record PROMS data from your patients.

Download the article
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Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you get an urgent request from a potential new client, asking you to drop everything for an emergency appointment? Learn from Katherine Creighton-Crook’s experience as she discusses setting boundaries as a practitioner.
Read Katherine's blog
Random Sampling reminder


As part of our duty as a voluntary regulator, CNHC carries out a random sampling on an annual basis to check Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) certificates and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) logs of registrants. This involves CNHC asking 5% of registrants to send us copies of their PII certificate and CPD log for their last full year of registration.

This year’s sampling began on Monday 13 May 2019 and the deadline to return documents is Monday 10 June 2019.

If you have been selected, you have been contacted by email and post to send us your completed CPD log and insurance certificate. If you are included in the sample, failure to comply could affect your registration.

CNHC's CPD Policy
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Issue 110 - Dec 2018

Issue 109 - Nov 2018

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Issue 106 - Aug 2018

Issue 105 - July 2018

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Issue 98 - December 2017

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Issue 86 - December 2016

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Issue 77 - March 2016

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Issue 52 - March 2014

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Issue 50 - January 2014

Issue 49 - December 2013

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Issue 35 - October 2012

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Issue 27 - February 2012

Issue 26 - January 2012

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Issue 25 - December 2011

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