News – New regulation found after the CAMbrella deliveries:
No new regulation found.
Notice! All text below is copied from the CAMbrella report – delivered Dec 31, 2012
Most UK acupuncturists are not statutorily regulated. As a member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS) healthcare professionals subject to statutory regulation are offered training in Western medical acupuncture up to full accreditation status with the Diploma of Medical Acupuncture (Dip Med AC).
Professionals included are doctors, dentists, nurses, midwives, health visitors, physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, and podiatrists (306). The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP) offers training courses for registered physiotherapists (307). The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) is a self-regulating body for the practice of traditional acupuncture and represents most of the non-medically qualified acupuncturists (308).
The Local Government Act 2003 (similar laws in Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland) gives local authorities specific powers to regulate acupuncture practices (302).