For much of my life, I have been interested in different approaches to supporting health and wellbeing. In my work in the field of public health at The Open University, I’ve had a long-standing interest in professionalisation and the importance of safe practice. So I was really pleased when the CNHC was formed and I felt I wanted to support the work of the CNHC and its role in maintain high standards of practice and protection the public.
I qualified as a Shiatsu practitioner in 2006 and have been involved with the CNHC for over 10 years - first as a Registrant, then as a PSB member, and more recently as a Registrant Board member. What strikes me most about the value of being a Registrant Board member is being able to contribute to discussions based on my practitioner knowledge and experience. It has been great to be able to connect my work a practitioner to the strategic level of regulation of the sector and to have the opportunity to feed into and move forward the work of the CNHC. Naturally, it’s important work and a lot of serious debate takes place in order for decisions to be made but the Board are a friendly group of people and it always feels enjoyable and worthwhile!
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The closing date for applications was 26 March.