Achievements 2021

We hope that you have found your BAcC membership to be a valuable support to you during this challenging year, and we look forward to working with you as we develop in the year ahead.

As a member of the BAcC you have exclusive access to a wide range of products and services, and the benefits of membership continue to grow. We cover all your professional needs at every stage of your career, leaving you free to care for your patients.

We are proud to have published the fourth edition of our Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 Guidelines for Practice in the spring, developed in partnership with the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine. We supported front-line worker recognition for BAcC members, and have continued to provide regular regional updates to all.

The BAcC strategy 2021-2026 launched in March, and we produced the first membership survey since 2017, to understand your views better and to inform future developments. In April we promoted the important NICE guidelines on chronic pain that recommended acupuncture in place of long-term prescription painkillers.

Our new website and new supporting systems went live in July 2021, providing excellent foundations for future products and services. Through these systems we have delivered various resources for members and, along with our weekly enews, have been able to respond quickly to the external environment and support members through the year. We have also launched our print-on-demand service for Acu. maintaining our connection with you and each other and at the same time reducing our environmental impact.

We have continued to forge relations with key partners and organisations with common goals, as we strive to build professional recognition. We were delighted to hold our annual conference again in 2021 and saw over 200 delegates attend the virtual experience. We also opened passes to access recordings from the event.

These achievements, and so much more, have culminated in a busy and productive year that lays the foundations for an exciting 2022.

The BAcC Strategy 2021-26

The strategy document sets out our vision, mission, values and key aims and objectives over the next five years and high-level measures of success.

Coming in 2022…

  • Acu. online with quarterly print digest
  • Our members’ voice survey
  • New member dashboard
  • Easier to maintain membership online
  • New online shop
  • New Find an Acupuncturist search tool
  • Online statements
  • Membership structure review
  • Monthly safe practice webinars
  • In-person conference, if permitted
    and much more…