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British Acupuncture Council

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The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) is a self-regulatory body for the practice of traditional acupuncture in the UK. The register is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

The following Conditions were issued at the BAcC's most recent annual review of accreditation, to be implemented by the timeframes specified:

  1. BAcC must review and update its risk matrix to ensure that risks relating to misleading advertising are adequately considered. BAcC must provide an updated version of its Risk matrix to the Accreditation team by the time of its next assessment.
  2. BAcC must complete its review of its Codes and relevant guidance to ensure that its requirements in terms of advertising are clear for its registrants. This review should ensure that expectations of registrants to provide clear and accurate information applies in face to face settings, as well as written communications and advertising. BAcC should provide copies of any updated policies, procedures and guidance to the Accreditation team within three months of publication of this report
  3. BAcC must carry out a review of the information it provides on its own website to ensure consistency with the Advertising Standards Authority’s Committees of Advertising Practice (ASA CAP) code and develop a monitoring system to ensure that its registrants are complying with the ASA CAP code. BAcC is to provide a report to the Accreditation team within three months of publication of this report describing the outcomes of this review and the monitoring system it has put in place
  4. BAcC must provide a report to the Accreditation team after the first three months of monitoring has taken place, setting out findings and any actions taken.
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