PSA accreditation

Since February 2013, the BAcC’s register has been accredited by an independent body which is accountable to Parliament. 
Patients and the public are able to choose an acupuncturist belonging to a register vetted and approved by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) for Health and Social Care.

Acupuncturists on the BAcC’s register are able to display the Accredited Register quality mark, a sign that they belong to a register which meets the Professional Standards Authority’s robust standards.

The PSA helps to protect the public by overseeing organisations that register and regulate people working in health and social care. The PSA works with statutory regulated healthcare professional organisations such as the General Medical Council and the Nursing and Midwifery Council, as well as self-regulated organisations such as the BAcC.

Accreditation means that the BAcC’s register meets the PSA’s benchmarks in governance, standard-setting, education and training, management, complaints and information. You can learn more about PSA’s work here.

The BAcC is committed to ensuring all patients receive the highest standard of professional care during their acupuncture treatment. Our Code of Professional Conduct governs ethical and professional behaviour, while the Code of Safe Practice sets benchmark standards for best practice in acupuncture.

All BAcC Members are bound by these codes.

You can read our entry on the PSA register.



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