Based at Royal Liverpool Hospital, the Macmillan Cancer Support Centre provides practical, emotional, social, and financial support to anybody affected by a cancer diagnosis throughout every stage of their cancer journey. They are looking for experienced volunteer complementary therapists who can offer massage therapy, aromatherapy, reflexology and/or reiki.
CNHC Registrant Natalie Heng is carrying out a research study on "Perceptions of Evidence-Informed Practices among Massage Therapists in the UK". She is is inviting all CNHC registered massage therapists to take part in a survey as part of the study.
Enable is a Substance Misuse Service which is run in partnership with the NHS and Humankind. The team operates from two sites in Enfield.
They are looking for therapists who are qualified in or nearing the end of a substantial training in at least one of the following therapies or similar: massage therapy, shiatsu, reflexology, yoga therapy and reiki.
The Mulberry Centre, based in the grounds of the West Middlesex University Hospital in Isleworth, Hounslow delivers a range of information and support services to anyone affected by a diagnosis of cancer. They have a vacancy for a CNHC Registered Volunteer Complementary Therapist.
Iain McInnes became CNHC’s new Chair on 1 May 2021. He succeeds Michael Watson whose term as Chair finished at the end of April. Iain joined the CNHC Board in October 2019 and brought with him a wealth of experience, having recently taken early retirement after 42 years working in the NHS in a variety of roles – first in clinical nursing, then a short spell in education, followed by executive management positions. Here Iain talks about his ambitions for CNHC and the challenges both it and the complementary healthcare sector faces:
Alison Benbow is a member of CNHC’s Profession Specific Board (PSB) for Nutritional Therapy. She has co-published a research paper with fellow CNHC Registrant Miranda D Harris that substantiates the evidence base for the efficacy of Nutritional Therapy. The authors recently shared the results of their research with BANT members. BANT have very kindly let us reproduce this this article which appeared in their May members e-newsletter.