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The chief executive of the British Acupuncture Council has warmly welcomed steps by the government to help the self-employed but warned that not being able to access funds before June could be problematic.

Jennifer Norton said the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme, announced by Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak this evening [26 March 2020], would provide a ‘lifeline’ to self-employed acupuncturists, but those in need of immediate financial assistance may  struggle.

The measures were announced as part of a raft of economic assistance being delivered by the government during the coronavirus lockdown.

Ms Norton said: “I welcome the move by the Chancellor to support self-employed people durng these unprecedented times to provide parity with employed people.

The chief executive of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) has said its members ‘stand ready’ to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Jennifer Norton said BAcC members were highly qualified healthcare practitioners who have been trained in physiology and western medical science as well as traditional Chinese medicine.

She was speaking in response to a call by Health Secretary Matt Hancock for 250,000 volunteers to help the NHS.
There is a growing body of evidence showing that acupuncture is effective in treating a variety of conditions including pain, the side effects of cancer treatment, anxiety and much more.

We are closely monitoring developments in the situation regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The health of our members, their patients and our staff is paramount in all of our decision making.

 

The BAcC office remains open

 

Of course, this is a dynamic situation and we continue to follow Government and Public Health England’s advice so we can monitor and plan accordingly.

 

We will be regularly contacting our members to keep them up to date with ongoing actions that need to be taken.

A film highlighting the diverse and high-level work being carried out by acupuncturists across the UK has been unveiled at a parliamentary reception in the House of Commons today [Wednesday 11 March, 2020], alongside an international report.

Against a backdrop of chronic underfunding and workforce shortages in the NHS, the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) is stepping up its efforts to position acupuncture as a viable healthcare choice for a range of conditions.

The event, held in the Thames Pavilion at the House of Commons, was sponsored by Virendra Sharma MP.

The 30-minute film – To The Point –  showcases practitioners at work in settings including an NHS cancer unit, a mosque near Grenfell Tower, a paediatric clinic and a multibed clinic. The report – The Scope of Acupuncture – highlights best practice being carried out by acupuncturists around the world.

Journalists wishing to attend the parliamentary reception,
which will be held from 9am to 10.30am on 11 March 2020 in the
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A film highlighting the diverse and high-level work being carried out by acupuncturists across the UK will be unveiled at a Parliamentary reception in the House of Commons on Wednesday 11 March, alongside a report on the scope of acupuncture around the world.

The event, which was originally scheduled to take place in November 2019 to mark World Acupuncture Day, had to be postponed due to the General Election.

Against a backdrop of chronic underfunding and workforce shortages in the NHS, the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) is now stepping up its efforts to position acupuncture as a viable healthcare choice for a range of conditions.

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