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Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman    Email :

We were set up by Parliament to help both individuals and the public. We look into complaints where an individual believes there has been injustice or hardship because an organisation has not acted properly or fairly or has given a poor service and not put things right. Our powers are set out in law and our service is free for everyone…… Read More

Healthwatch    Email :

Our vision, mission and values: Our vision: We are working towards a society in which people’s health and social care needs are heard, understood and met. Achieving this vision will mean that: People shape health and social care delivery People influence the services they receive personally People hold services to account Our mission: We are the consumer champion for health….. Read More

Professional Standards Authority (PSA) for Health and Social Care    Email :

We help to protect the public through our work with organisations that register and regulate people working in health and social care. We are independent and we are accountable to the UK Parliament. Our reports help Parliament monitor and improve the protection of the public. The Health Committee use our performance review reports to question the regulators we oversee about their work. We also encourage….. Read More

Care Quality Commission (CQC)

We’re the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England. We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage care services to improve. Our purpose We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage care services to improve…… Read More

Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Regulating health, psychological and social work professionals. We are a regulator, and we were set up to protect the public. To do this, we keep a Register of health and care professionals who meet our standards for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health. We currently regulate the following professions: arts therapists, biomedical scientists, chiropodists / podiatrists, clinical scientists, dietitians, hearing….. Read More

UK Public Health Register (UKPHR)    Email :

The United Kingdom Public Health Register operates a voluntary register for  specialists and practitioners working in public health. It upholds and assures the professional standards for competence required to work in this field. Here you can check a public health professional`s registration with the UK Public Health register. We define public health as: “The science and art of preventing disease,….. Read More

Academy for Healthcare Science (AHCS)    Email :

The Academy for Healthcare Science is the overarching body for the whole of the Healthcare Science Profession, working alongside the specialist professional societies. We work to ensure that Healthcare Science is recognised and respected as one of the key clinical professions in the health and care system, including working towards statutory regulation of all our staff groups to ensure protection for….. Read More

Accredited Register of Foot Health Practitioners    Email :

The Accredited Register of Foot Health Practitioners is maintained by the Alliance of Private Sector Practitioners and is accredited (assured, or approved) by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. The Authority is an independent organisation appointed by Parliament to oversee the work of the nine statutory medical regulators. The Authority also accredits the registers of non-statutory occupations….. Read More

Allied Health Professions Federation (AHPF)    Email :

The Allied Health Professions Federation (AHPF) provides collective leadership and representation on common issues that impact on its member professions. The AHPF is well placed to ensure that health, social care and education decision makers understand the unique contribution of the allied health professions. The overall purpose of the AHPF is to promote inter-professional working enabling Allied Health Professionals (AHPs)….. Read More

Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP)    Email :

Child and adolescent psychotherapists also play an important role supporting other professionals who work with children and young people, including teachers, social workers, youth workers and other mental health professionals. They do this through training, supervision and consultation. Most child and adolescent psychotherapists work within the NHS as part of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) teams. Our members….. Read More

Association Of Christian Counsellors (ACC)    Email :

The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body and registered charity representing Christian counsellors and psychotherapists in the United Kingdom.

Association of Deaf Education Professionals & Trainees (adept)

The aims of adept are to improve the services in educational settings for deaf people at all ages. To enable deaf learners to access quality support provision in their chosen courses and in their preferred communication mode, with appropriately qualified staff and fair assessment procedures.  adept welcomes all staff who work in deaf education at all ages.

Association of Lipspeakers (ALS)    Email :

The ALS promotes continual professional development (CPD) for professionals, in addition to activities of leisure. A lipspeaker is a hearing person who has been professionally trained to be easy to lipread. The lipspeaker makes sure they are clearly visible to the lipreader and silently and accurately repeats the spoken message. The Association of Lipspeakers (ALS) is the professional body that….. Read More

Association of Sign Language Interpreters (ASLI)    Email :

ASLI, the Association of Sign Language Interpreters in the United Kingdom was established in 1987, to provide professional discussion on all issues related to sign language interpreting and the provision of interpreting service. From the beginning our aims have been simple; to encourage good practice in sign language interpreting and to support our fellow professionals. Courtesy: Association of Sign Language Interpreters….. Read More

Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice (ASLTIP)    Email :

The Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice (ASLTIP) provides information and a contact point for members of the public searching for a private Speech and Language Therapists. For its members, ASLTIP provides support and information on working as a independent Speech and Language Therapist within the United Kingdom. All ASLTIP members are registered members of both the Royal College of….. Read More

British Acupuncture Council (BAcC)    Email :

The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) is the leading self-regulatory body for the practice of traditional acupuncture in the UK. We are a member-led organisation, governed by an elected Governing Board and driven by a specialist staff team. We provide our members with a wide range of services to facilitate their practice. We also act for the traditional acupuncture profession as….. Read More

British and Irish Orthoptic Society (BIOS)    Email :

Orthoptists diagnose and treat defects of vision & abnormalities of eye movement; now all have a first degree on entering the profession. Usually part of a hospital team, they look after people with eye problems – often related to binocular vision, amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus (squint).

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)    Email :

BACP is committed to raising and promoting the standards of training, ethical practice and competency in counselling and psychotherapy. Through our Register, we set and enforce high standards for our members, both for initial registration and for maintaining their registered status.  We also investigate complaints through our professional conduct process. All practising members of BACP must join the Register or be….. Read More

British Association for Music Therapy (BAMT)    Email : Info@Bamt.Org

The British Association for Music Therapy (BAMT) is the professional body for music therapy in the UK, providing both practitioners and non-practitioners with information, professional support, and training opportunities. It is also a charity committed to promoting and raising awareness of music therapy, and providing information to the general public. Music therapy is an established psychological clinical intervention, which is….. Read More

British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT)    Email :

The British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) is a dynamic organisation and art therapy is a growing profession. In the UK, Adrian Hill and Edward Adamson helped to pioneer art therapy in the 1940s and 50s. Strongly anchored in visual art practice, the art therapy profession has since developed and evolved from a primarily psychoanalytic, psychodynamic model to include other approaches such as….. Read More

British Association of Dramatherapists (BADth)    Email : Info@Badth.Org.Uk

Dramatherapy has as its main focus the intentional use of healing aspects of drama and theatre as the therapeutic process. It is a method of working and playing that uses action methods to facilitate creativity, imagination, learning, insight and growth. Dramatherapy is a diverse profession and it is important to ensure that those who practice it are maintaining the standards….. Read More

British Association of Play Therapists (BABT)    Email :

The Association of Play Therapists was founded in 1992 by a group of now respected practitioners who introduced and pioneered Play Therapy within Britain. As the first and foremost professional association for Play Therapy in the United Kingdom, ‘British’ was added to its name in 1996 to avoid confusion with its American counterpart. Formal approval of the title ‘British Association….. Read More

British Association of Prosthetists & Orthotists (BAPO)

Prosthetists are autonomous registered practitioners who provide gait analysis and engineering solutions to patients with limb loss. They are extensively trained at undergraduate level in mechanics, bio-mechanics, and material science along with anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology. Their qualifications make them competent to design and provide prostheses that replicate the structural or functional characteristics of the patients absent limb. They are….. Read More

British Association Of Sport Rehabilitators And Trainers (BASRaT)    Email :

BASRaT Mission Statement: Our mission is to represent the professionals working in the field of sports and exercise based injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation, to ensure the highest standard of healthcare for the physically active in the United Kingdom. This is to be achieved through accredited graduate level courses, and a continuing education programme of the highest quality. BASRaT represents….. Read More

British Association | College of Occupational Therapists (BAOT|COT)    Email :

The College is involved in ongoing strategic activities to promote the profession: Strategic activity includes working with: Government Ministers and Assembly Members Government agencies in all countries e.g. Department of Health Voluntary organisations Other membership organisations Private sector organisations Allied Health Professions Federation Other health and social care professional groups All Party Parliamentary Groups Courtesy: College of Occupational Therapists (COT) website….. Read More

British Dietetic Association (BDA)    Email : Info@Bda.Uk.Com

Dietitians are the only nutrition professionals to be regulated by law, and are governed by an ethical code to ensure that they always work to the highest standards. In addition, the title ‘dietitian’ is the only food and nutrition title that is protected by law. ALL dietitians are regulated by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). The HCPC exists to….. Read More

British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

The British Psychoanalytic Council is a professional association and voluntary regulator of the psychoanalytic psychotherapy profession, publishing a Register of practitioners who are required to follow our ethical code and meet our fitness to practise standards. We promote excellence in psychoanalytic thinking and psychotherapy; safeguard the public; promote the highest standards of training and research; and work to make psychoanalytic….. Read More

British Psychological Society (BPS)    Email :

Psychology is the scientific study of people, the mind and behaviour. The British Psychological Society is the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK. We are responsible for the development, promotion and application of psychology for the public good. The Society and its members develop, promote and apply psychology for the public good. We enhance the efficiency and….. Read More

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)

The CSP is a member-led organisation governed by an elected Council. We provide a wide range of member services and campaign on behalf of all physiotherapy staff and the physiotherapy profession. CSP membership offers a growing list of benefits. We’ve pulled out the top ten as named by you below: Specialist workplace representation and legal support from the only trade….. Read More

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)    Email :

CNHC 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. Key Purpose and Values: Key Purpose The key purpose of CNHC is to act in the public interest and enable proper….. Read More

Counselling & Psychotherapy In Scotland (COSCA)    Email :

COSCA – Scotland’s professional body for counselling and psychotherapy – sets standards for its registrants in the practice of counselling and psychotherapy and is committed to increasing access to counselling and psychotherapy services.

Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)    Email :

The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) is the largest and leading professional association for therapists in the UK and Ireland. With thousands of members offering a broad range of specialism – from sports and remedial therapies, to complementary healthcare and holistic beauty treatments – the FHT is the association of choice for professional therapists. At the FHT, our members’ interests….. Read More

General Chiropractic Council (GCC)    Email :

Our Mission, Vision and Strategic Aims Our Mission The mission or core purpose of the GCC is: Safeguarding people who use chiropractic by setting and upholding standards for the profession We will deliver our mission by carrying out our key statutory duties to: set the standards of chiropractic education, conduct and practice recognise chiropractic degree programmes that achieve our standards….. Read More

General Dental Council (GDC)

The General Dental Council are an organisation which regulates dentists and dental care professionals in the United Kingdom. They set standards, hold a register, quality assure education and investigate complaints. They regulate: Dentists Clinical dental technicians Dental hygienists Dental nurses Dental technicians Dental therapists Orthodontic therapists.

General Medical Council (GMC)    Email :

We help to protect patients and improve medical education and practice in the UK by setting standards for students and doctors. We support them in achieving and exceeding those standards, and take action when they are not met. Our role We are an independent organisation that helps to protect patients and improve medical education and practice across the UK. We decide….. Read More

General Optical Council (GOC)    Email :

We are the regulator for the optical professions in the UK. Our purpose is to protect the public by promoting high standards of education, performance and conduct amongst opticians. We currently register around 29,000 optometrists, dispensing opticians, student opticians and optical businesses. Our Mission To protect and promote the health and safety of the public. Our Values We are responsible,….. Read More

General Osteopathic Council (GOsC)    Email :

About us: The General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) regulates the practice of osteopathy in the United Kingdom. By law osteopaths must be registered with the GOsC in order to practise in the UK. The GOsC keeps the Register of all those permitted to practise osteopathy in the UK. We work with the public and osteopathic profession to promote patient safety by….. Read More

General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)    Email :

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) is the independent regulator for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy premises in Great Britain. It is our job to protect, promote and maintain the health, safety and wellbeing of members of the public by upholding standards and public trust in pharmacy. Our principal functions include: approving qualifications for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians and accrediting education….. Read More

Genetic Counsellor Registration Board (GCRB)    Email :

The purpose of the GCRB is to establish, maintain and improve standards of practice in genetic counselling to assure public safety. The GCRB seeks to achieve this through accepting responsibility in three primary areas: Setting and monitoring standards for entry to the profession Establishing and maintaining open and transparent systems of professional accreditation Maintaining and improving standards of professional practice,….. Read More

Global Applied Disability Research and Information Network on Employment and Training (GLADNET)

The Global Applied Disability Research and Information Network (GLADNET) bring together research centres, universities, enterprises, government departments, trade unions, and organizations of and for persons with disabilities.

Human Givens Institute (HGI)    Email :

The Human Givens Institute (HGI) is both a membership organisation – open to those wishing to support and promote the human givens approach through all forms of psychological, educational and social interactions – and the professional body representing the interests of those in the caring, welfare and teaching professions who work in alignment with the best scientific knowledge available about….. Read More

National Association of Disability Practitioners (NADP)    Email :

NADP offers membership to individuals and institutions. It provides codes of practice, peer support, conferences and educational events, a legal helpline service and much more. NADP is a Professional Association for those working in the Tertiary education sector involved in the management or delivery of services for disabled students.

National Counselling Society (NCS)    Email :

We at the National Counselling Society (NCS) were first set up in 1999 by a group of counsellors, psychotherapists, hypnotherapists and psychologists. Since then, we have been acknowledged as having an important role to play in counselling in the UK. We have a cooperation agreement with the Royal Society for Public Health. Our belief is that counselling (and related therapies)….. Read More

National Hypnotherapy Society (HS)    Email :

The National Hypnotherapy Society is a Learned Society whose primary purpose is the advancement of the knowledge of hypnotherapy and the fostering of professional hypnotherapy expertise through training, accreditation and continued professional development of our members. The Society seeks to contribute to public wellbeing both through the use of hypnotherapy and by ensuring that hypnotherapists are safe, competent and ethical….. Read More

National Registers of Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind People (NRCPD)    Email : Enquiries@Nrcpd.Org.Uk

NRCPD exists to protect the public by regulating communication and language professionals who work with deaf and deafblind people. We hold Registers of interpreters for deafblind people, lipspeakers, notetakers, sign language interpreters, sign language translators and speech to text reporters. We are currently a voluntary regulator, but we want communication and language professionals to be regulated by law. For more….. Read More

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)    Email :

We regulate nurses and midwives in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. We exist to protect the public. We set standards of education, training, conduct and performance so that nurses and midwives can deliver high quality healthcare throughout their careers. We make sure that nurses and midwives keep their skills and knowledge up to date and uphold our professional standards…… Read More

Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI)    Email :

The Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland was established by the Pharmacy and Poisons Act (Northern Ireland) 1925, and has been based at 73 University Street, Belfast Since 1933. Its primary purpose has been: (a) to advance chemistry and pharmacy; (b) to promote pharmaceutical education and the application of pharmaceutical knowledge; (c) to maintain the honour and safeguard and promote the….. Read More

Play Therapy United Kingdom (PTUK)    Email :

This is the first register, for Play Therapists, accredited under a Programme set up in 2012 by the Department of Health and administered by an independent body, accountable to Parliament. This means that members of the public and employers can choose a Play Therapist, a Practitioner in Therapeutic Play Skills or a Filial Play Coach belonging to a register accredited….. Read More

Register of Clinical Technologists (the RCT)    Email :

The Register of Clinical Technologists (the RCT) was formerly known as the Voluntary Register of Clinical Technologists (VRCT). It is a collaboration of three professional bodies comprising the Association of Renal Technologists (ART), the Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management (IHEEM) and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM). The RCT is now integrated into IPEM business and….. Read More

Register of Save Face    Email :

We think anyone considering having a non-surgical treatment should be fully informed so that they are empowered to make the right decisions. Save Face provides a safe, impartial and accessible service to ensure that when you choose to have a treatment, selecting a practitioner is safe and easy. Face up to the truth Currently the industry is almost entirely unregulated….. Read More

Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)    Email :

Speech and language therapy provides life-changing treatment, support and care for children and adults who have difficulties with communication, or with eating, drinking and swallowing. Speech and language therapists (SLTs) are allied health professionals. They work closely with parents, carers and other professionals, such as teachers, nurses, occupational therapists and doctors. There are around 14,000 practising SLTs in the UK….. Read More

Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR)

The Society of Radiographers is the only body in the UK representing the whole of the radiographic workforce. We are a trade union and professional body representing the professional, educational, public and workplace interests of our members. Founded in 1920, we are one of the oldest and most experienced radiography organisations in the world Courtesy: The Society and College of Radiographers….. Read More

Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrist (SCP)    Email :

The Society has devised a scheme for member benefit and public protection. It is a voluntary scheme, available to all members. Many private practices and some NHS trusts are accredited practices with The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrist. We provide guidelines for members on standards for Decontamination, Infection Control, Clinical Environment, Safe Working Practice, Health and Safety in the work….. Read More

Society of Homeopaths (SoH)    Email :

Since the Society of Homeopaths was formed in 1978 we have worked hard to raise political awareness and recognition of the homeopathic profession. As a regulatory body, the Society maintains a register for homeopaths who meet its professional standards. Homeopaths registering with the Society agree to practise in accordance with our Code of Ethics and Practice, the National Occupational Standards and the Core Criteria…… Read More

Treatments You Can Trust (TYCT) Register

Find trustworthy providers of injectable cosmetic treatment: We check doctors, nurses, and dentists who offer injectable cosmetic treatments. Those who meet the requirements for your safety and satisfaction, display the Quality Assurance Mark Where you see the Quality Assurance Mark you can be sure of: Safe treatment From a trained practitioner In a suitable facility. Injectable cosmetic treatments patient guide:….. Read More

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)    Email :

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is the UK’s leading professional body for the education, training and accreditation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. We have over 8,700 individual members, and more than 70 training and accrediting organisations. What we do: UKCP is the quality mark for high standards in psychotherapy. We hold the national register of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors,….. Read More

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