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Posted by: Jon Matson, 30 Apr 2010 10:33AM
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CNHC email and web details

Is anyone else having problems with CNHC. I've been accepted which is good but on the profile page you can't list an email or web address. I've had three or four conversation with them about this and they tell me its for security yet they give your salon address and telephone number out. Surly the idea of CNHC is so that people can check your acceptability and then book a treatment with you. In today's age of technology surly an email and web address is a vital way of communication. To me it makes no scenes and am beginning to think its another way of getting money out of us.


Angela Rawlins
30 Apr 2010 11:07AM

Hi Jon Do you attend your local support group? Your local co-ordinator will be able to help
Jon Matson
30 Apr 2010 11:10AM

Hi Angela Thanks for the reply, I've just heard back from the CNHC and they are going to put links on within two weeks Thanks again Take care Jon x
Dawn Spragg
30 Apr 2010 11:15PM

Where do you find the local CNHC support group ?
Jon Matson
30 Apr 2010 11:50PM

I have no idea... if you find it please let me know... I have to be honest it all seems hard work to me.
Dawn Spragg
1 May 2010 12:01AM

Oh tell me about it . I had such high hope for the CNHC Well it looks like another half a million of tax payers money wasted not to mention a supposed 2000 registrations at least £45.00 a pop (thats £90,000 at my reckoning ) I think I should give up 15 years of therapy and teaching and start a regulatory board.
Jon Matson
1 May 2010 12:08AM

lol, I know the feeling, I was the same I thought at long last everything will be OK the CNHC will sort everything out, first of all they lost my application and when you talk to them they are not a friendly bunch, its as if they are doing us a favour. the phone conversations I've had about emails and web address showing is unbelievable I thought I was talking a different language at one stage. The other problem is no one knows what the CNHC is for as they aren't promoting it! and also it doesn't rank very high on searches.
Dawn Spragg
1 May 2010 12:17AM

Jon Matson
1 May 2010 12:26AM

Dawn I'm with you all the way!!!! It will be interesting to see if anyone else has had the same problems / feeling. I posted my comments on Health pages and Holistic Local no one has posted anything as of yet. Take care and keep in touch Jon x
Angela Rawlins
4 May 2010 3:17PM

Hi Both please go to the forum - Regulation & Cam, Edith Maskill. Unfortunately there are various postings for 'Regulation' and you can miss important information.
Angela Rawlins
4 May 2010 3:22PM

The only support groups I know of are the CThA's
Charlotte Bacon
19 May 2010 2:53PM

Jon Matson
19 May 2010 2:55PM

I've asked for my money back!!! i think we should all do the same...
Angela Rawlins
19 May 2010 5:22PM

Yes - I have also had the email. HOW, can this person be on the Conduct and Competence Committee!!! Totally at odds with complementary therapy. Did anyone realise that John Dent is on the Professional Standards Committee for the CNHC?
Jon Matson
19 May 2010 5:35PM

I think this whole thing goes to show that a number of organisation are a complete waste of time, which saddens me to say that! all they are after is your money. what makes this worse is its been set up with tax payers money as well.
Gillian Kenyon
21 May 2010 4:52PM

I was saddened to receive an e-mail from Foundation for Integrated Health (FIH) - the body initially responsible for setting up all these different regulatory body sub groups. FIH was the body funded by the Prince of Wales due to his belief and support of complementary Therapies. The e-mail stated that the FIH has been closed because due to the 'FRAUD INVESTIGATION'. Has anyone else seen this e-mail and is it bogus or real ?. It has since been followed by a series of e-mails to me from goodness knows who - one referring to companies house records showing that Jennifer Waite was a director of FHT's associated insurance company receiving benefits and all the time she is supposed to be an FHT elected representative of therapist members of FHT and as such is acting for FHT on the various regulatory bodies. Let alone that she also launched her own therapy school at just the same time as she started working on the Education sub-committee of GCMT and devising the Educational standards that 'accredited' courses should meet. How can that be I asked myself ?. Perhaps it was another bogus e-mail - but I really don't know. And now, to read that CNHC has people sitting on it's committees who wit is claimed were also publicly against complementary therapies - where do we go from here ?. We all need to acknowledge that associations, affiliation groups, institutes etc have running costs that need to be covered and that people who work for the benefit of others do need to earn enough to sustain that work. However, just as we have recently witnesssed with the expenses scandall in politics, should we be asking for greater information and transparencey in relation to the people who our associations are putting forward to represent us at these groups involved with regulation?
Jon Matson
21 May 2010 5:46PM

I couldn't agree more!
Angela Rawlins
21 May 2010 9:05PM

Yes it is true about the FIH it was in the papers. Yes it is true about a certain person who is on the CHNC's board having views incompatible with Complementary therapy! There are two main Regulating bodies - GRCCT & CNHC you can register with either. CNHC is getting funding from the DoH with proviso that they meet the required number of therapists registering - 10,000 with in their first year, I think! The funding was also open to the GRCCT. As far as I know - neither have preferential status.
Julie Egginton
5 Jun 2010 12:36PM

Interesting and valid comments from all. So glad I've chosen not to register with them until such time as I am assured of a return on my £45+ investment. Recommendations from their telephone research with complementary therapists in the UK conducted in April makes for interesting reading, although perhaps not best to read too much into the numbers as a minimum 100 responses is usually the norm to provide statistically reliable data. It's so sad, as I had such high hopes.
Amanda Clegg
6 Jun 2010 11:47PM

I've thankfully held back on registering with anybody, as it wasn't clear from the outset what their PR activity was going to be, nor what support they really had from Govt and NHS - to whit, the appointment of Colqhoun! I've just made sure I keep up to date with CPD in general so I know my skills are the best I am able to offer - my clients seem happy as they keep coming back and referring. Hopefully when something better does happen we'll all still have some budget left to join i, having not wasted any more than we need on useless quangos! Rant over - just off to research a bit about stretches and strengtheners for singers' abs!
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