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Welcome to ICrA

Cranial Osteopathy for babiesICrA is a not-for-profit special interest group for health professionals who include cranial therapy in their practice.

ICrA exists to provide CPD and to support, maintain and develop the practice of cranial therapy.

ICrA members include osteopaths, chiropractors, physiotherapists and other health care professionals. We welcome all practitioners and students with an interest in cranial, cranio-sacral therapy or cranial osteopathy.

ICrA is international with contacts in Belgium, Greece and France. We have links to several colleges in the UK, including College of Osteopaths and European School of Osteopathy.

Latest News  [view archive]

CNHC Snippets and Newsletter - August 2017

The key snippets this month cover:

  • Accredited Registers' Information Sharing Protocol
  • NICE Conflict of Interest Policy consultation
  • Skills for Health 'Our Health Heroes Awards 2017'

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Message from CNHC regarding registration fees - 31st July 2017

Dear Colleagues,

With effect from Monday 2 October 2017 the registration fee will be £68.00. Anyone completing their online registration up to midnight on Sunday 1 October 2017 will be able to register at the current rate of £65.00. The fee for registration of additional disciplines will remain unchanged at £10 per discipline (to a maximum of four, after which it is free).

The renewal fee will be £68.00. Anyone completing their online registration renewal up to midnight on Sunday 1 October 2017 will be able to renew at the current rate of £65.00. The fee for renewal of additional disciplines will remain unchanged at £5 per discipline (to a maximum of four, after which it is free).

We will be including a notice in our August Newsletter which will go out on Wednesday 2 August.

Please note we will be sending each Verifying Organisation a revised 'Request to Register form' for you to replace the existing form on your website in due course.

Many thanks

Kind regards,
Lisa Walters
Register & Website Manager
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

CNHC Newsletter - July 2017

The newsletter this month covers:

  • Business tips
  • HMRC guidance
  • CNHC participates in NICE Shared Decision-Making Collaborative
  • Holistic Business Awards
  • CNHC new website goes live

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CNHC Newsletter - Update 2 - June 2017

This is the second CNHC Update which follows a request at the November 2016 Verifying Organisations meeting for CNHC to bring together information about what we do to keep complementary healthcare on the health and care agenda.

The newsletter covers:

  1. CNHC participates in roundtable meetings with NICE Deputy Chief Executive
  2. CNHC participates in National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Shared Decision-Making Collaborative
  3. CNHC Chief Executive presents on Accredited Registers at All Party Parliamentary Group for Integrated Health
  4. CNHC registrants speak out for greater role in public health
  5. CNHC response to Charity Commission consultation

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Autumn Study Day/Workshop plus AGM - 30th September 2017

Caroline Stone presents: "The peritoneum and other coelom structures and fluid dynamics"

Registration 09:30 for 10.00 to 17.00. Venue is B.C.O.M. Lief Houe 3, Sumpter Close, London NW3 5HR. 6 hours CPD Certificated, open to all practitioners


Course fee: £80 for ICRA members; £55 for students; £105 for non-members

Telephone: 07973 / 631592 01923 282016 / 07929 631862, or book this event online as: Member Non-Member Student

Contact us with views or requests for topics.

ICrA is now working with CNHC

CNHC LogoThe Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

CNHC is the UK voluntary regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners that was set up with government support to protect the public by providing a UK voluntary register of complementary therapists. CNHC's register has been approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. This means CNHC has met the Professional Standards Authority's demanding standards. All CNHC registered practitioners are entitled to use CNHC's quality mark which demonstrates a commitment to professionalism and high standards. The public and those who commission the services of complementary healthcare practitioners can choose with confidence, by looking for the CNHC quality mark.

CNHC Registration

CNHC has agreed that ICrA may verify applications for CNHC registration and we encourage members to register in order to gain the CNHC quality mark. The criteria for entry to the register can be downloaded from CNHC web site. Members wishing to register should download a Request to Register Form, to be completed and returned to ICrA by post or email. We will then request further details from you in order to check your eligibility for registration.

To find out more about the CNHC, you may email info@cnhc.org.uk, call 020 3668 0406, or visit www.cnhc.org.uk.

Don't forget to check your advertising complies with ASA guidance

You are strongly advised to ensure that your practice advertising complies with ASA/CAP guidance. For useful advice see the guidance sheet which can be downloaded from the CNHC web site.

ICrA Facebook Page

Our Facebook page is now live. If you have a Facebook account, please 'Like' us to see news and events information in your news feed.

Members, don't forget that the latest course material is available in the Members section of the web site!