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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 Newsletter - September 2016

The newsletter this month covers:

  • Camexpo 24-25 September 2016
  • Paramedic and advanced nursing practitioner on the CNHC register describes his work
  • CNHC Fee increase
  • PSB elections

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CNHC Newsletter - August 2016

The newsletter this month covers:

  • Camexpo 2016
  • NICE keeps guidance on complementary therapies for supportive and palliative care in adults
  • CNHC Fee increase
  • Keith Hunt - Royal Free
  • 2016 Rio Olympics
  • Random Sampling 2016

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CNHC Snippets and Newsletter - May 2016

The key snippets this month cover:

  • CNHC Board updates policy on publication of panel decisions
  • Updates to CNHC Code of Conduct, Ethics and Performance
  • CPD Random Sampling 2016

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CNHC Snippets and Newsletter - April 2016

The key snippets this month cover:

  • NICE opens consultation on draft guideline for low back pain and sciatica
  • Scottish Government updates guidance on complementary and alternative medicine
  • CPD Random Sampling 2016

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Autumn Study Day/Workshop - November 12th 2016

Presented by Renzo Molinari; Topic to be advised

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, 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!