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Registers accredited by the Professional Standards Authority

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.

At its most recent annual review of accreditation in May 2022, BAcC was issued with the following two Conditions:

1. BAcC’s new register website must clearly communicate the following:

  • information about its requirements and processes for registration and renewal, referencing its codes of conduct, required level of education, insurance, CPD and other essential requirements.
  • BAcC must publish definitions of its categories of registration.
  • BAcC must publish registrants’ identification numbers against their register entries.
  • BAcC must publish its Exceptional Circumstances policy setting out how it will approach requests not to appear on the public register. 
  • BAcC must make its regulatory and complaints handling roles clear on its website landing page. (paragraph 5.4)

BAcC must provide its plan of how these requirements will be addressed on its new website within three months of publication of this report.

2. BAcC must review and update its risk matrix. The matrix must demonstrate awareness of the risk that registrants’ advertising may, if unaddressed, lead to harm. BAcC must provide an updated version of its Risk matrix to the Accreditation team within three months of publication of this report.

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