The BAcC is the UK's largest professional body for traditional acupuncturists. We ensure the collective voice of our members is heard where it matters by liaising with the Department of Health, regulators, and policy makers. We also co-ordinate national PR campaigns to promote the benefits of traditional acupuncture.As a member of the BAcC you will benefit from:
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Ethics and safe practice: all the resources, help and support you need to maintain your standards as a BAcC practitioner. Our in-house lawyer can also advise and clarify on difficult and confusing areas of law and practice.Codes of Professional Conduct and Safe Practice: powerful statements to assure your patients and the general public of your commitment to running your practice professionally, safely, and ethically.
Practitioner support service: a confidential service to help you deal with patient complaints or any other difficult practice situation.
24-hour legal helpline: access to a free direct legal helpline operating seven days a week.
Please note that all the above benefits are available to Full UK members only. Benefits for Provisional, Overseas and Non-practising members are restricted. For more details please refer to categories of membership
Influencing public healthcare policy and regulation: we liaise with the Department of Health and other key bodies, working hard to raise political awareness on behalf of the acupuncture profession. Public relations: our proactive press strategies result in regular coverage in national and regional press and broadcast media, and we encourage members to get involved on every level. Backing research: we offer support and guidance on research matters to various outside groups including the wider acupuncture profession, academic researchers, NHS workers, and the general public.
Funding research: we are the sole funding body for the Acupuncture Research Resource Centre (ARRC). Amongst other benefits, ARRC gives all members access to ARRCbase, a unique archive holding over 16,000 references on acupuncture and related practices. The Acupuncturist: we publish The Acupunturist in house five times a year. Put together by acupuncturists, for acupuncturists, it focuses on anything and everything to do with your practice, including articles by members, debates on hot topics, news from around the world, legal advice, PR and marketing updates, research abstracts, regional notices.
E-news: we offer monthly email updates to keep you informed of all the very latest news from the BAcC. Please note that all of the above benefits are available to Full members only. Benefits for Provisional, Overseas and Non-practising members are restricted. For more details please refer to categories of membership
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