On Thursday 25th January, Margaret Coats, CNHC Chief Executive and Registrar, and Carolyn Watson, Communications Manager, exhibited at the 8th annual Long-term Conditions Summit at the QEII Centre in Westminster. Delegates included representatives of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), Health Boards and healthcare charities.
Margaret and Carolyn focused on raising awareness of CNHC and the recent Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) / Professional Standards Authority (PSA) report ‘Untapped Resources: Accredited Registers in the Wider Workforce’. They distributed information, held discussions and signed up delegates to receive the CNHC monthly newsletter. CNHC was active on Facebook and Twitter and joined in the conversation online with hashtag #LTC2018, which was trending globally on the day.
Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP delivered the event’s keynote address discussing the vision for a sustainable health and care system. During questions following his speech, Margaret asked if Mr Lamb was aware of the RSPH/PSA report findings which highlighted the positive impact practitioners on accredited registers such as CNHC’s can have on the nation’s health and wellbeing. Mr Lamb was pleased to have that question raised and closed the session by sharing his own positive experiences with complementary therapies.