We are celebrating our 1st Birthday! We can’t believe it’s 12 months since we launched the NHS Natural Health School at the NEC in Birmingham. It’s been quite a year, and we couldn’t be happier of our achievements so far. Thank you to everyone who has attended our courses and supported us as we continue to strive to improve the standards of Complementary Therapy delivery and develop the next generation of Complementary Therapy Experts. Since our launch we have; Had 124,461 visits to our website Held 26 courses Trained 140 students Created and delivered the first NHS Certificate in Complementary Therapy training for Cancer and Occupational Health Pathways Winner of the FHT Complementary Therapy Tutor of the year award 2018 Winner of the Complementary Therapy Award for Furthering Integrated Healthcare 2018 Winner of the Janey Loves Platinum Award Complementary Therapy Wellbeing Charity of the Year 2018 Finalist of the FHT Complementary Therapist of the Year Award 2018 Finalist of the Medipex NHS Innovation Award 2018 Presented at 4 National Conferences Have been published in featured articles by the Voluntary Regulatory Organisations CNHC and FHT, professional journals and the press Been guests on local and BBC Radio Featured guest of the month for The Therapist Business Club providing vlogs and blogs for members in 2018
Winners of the Complementary Therapy Awards 2018 – Award for Furthering Integrated Healthcare
We are delighted to announce that our Complementary Therapy Service and NHS Natural Health school have received the Award for Furthering Integrated Healthcare at the First National Complementary Therapy Awards 2018. Held at the Cumberland Hotel, Marble Arch, London we were honoured to be amongst so many amazing practitioners and services from all over the UK. A huge thank you to everyone involved for a really inspiring and motivational event.
We are Finalists! Medipex NHS Innovation Awards 2018
We were delighted to attend the Medipex NHS Innovation Awards held on 4th October at Oulton Hall, Leeds. NHS Natural Health School was one of the finalists nominated for the Service Improvement in Secondary Care Award, in recognition of innovations which have potential to improve the quality, efficiency and productivity of services. Pictured at the award ceremony are Lead Educator, Gwyn Featonby and Complementary Therapy Lead, Julie Crossman.
Gwyn Featonby Presents at the Paediatric Pain Conference, Institute of Transplantation Lecture Theatre, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle
Our Lead Educator Gwyn Featonby is presenting at the Paediatric Pain Conference, Institute of Transplantation , Freeman Hospital, Newcastle today. Her presentation entitled ‘Using complementary therapies in pain management- what works?’ will;
- Explore concept of Complementary, Integrated and Alternative therapy
- Describe the use of some therapies commonly used with children
- Identify contemporary research to support the use of CT with children
- Explore safeguarding issues in relation to the use of CT with children
- Present model for use in paediatrics
Gwyn’s presentation will draw on her 30 years practice as a qualified adult and children’s nurse with a first class degree in Complementary Therapies and extensive experience in the development and delivery of education.
Sarah Grant and Janey Lee Grace talk to Jonathan Cowper on Radio BBC York. Listen to our interview on BBC Radio York 3/10/18
Follow the link to Listen again to Sarah Grant, Manager of the NHS Natural Health School and Complementary Therapy Service at Harrogate District Hospital and Janey Lee Grace talk about our recent Janey Loves Platinum Award 2018 for Wellbeing Charity of the Year and the complementary Therapy service at Harrogate District Foundation. All the funds generated by NHS Natural Health School Courses and the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre charitable events we hold throughout the year ensure our therapists are fully employed on terms and conditions of the NHS.
Medipex NHS Innovation Awards and Showcase 2018
We have been shortlisted as finalists at this years Medipex NHS Innovation Awards to be held on 4th October at Oulton Hall, Leeds. NHS Natural Health School has been nominated for the Service Improvement in Secondary Care Award, in recognition of innovations which have potential to improve the quality, efficiency and productivity of services. Attending the event on behalf of Sarah Grant, NHS Natural Health School Manager will be Lead Educator, Gwyn Featonby and Complementary Therapy Lead, Julie Crossman. Good Luck!!!
We are Award Winners!
We are thrilled to announce that we have received our first national award for providing complementary therapies within an NHS setting. The Janey Loves Platinum Awards have awarded the NHS Natural Health School, Wellbeing Charity of the Year 2018. The Janey Loves Platinum Awards are one of the most influential and well respected natural health and wellbeing awards in the UK. The Award winners are selected after ‘real life’ testing by a panel of judges who are key influencers, renowned celebrities and respected experts (see this years panel below). The winners were announced at GO! Organic Festival, Battersea Park, London on Saturday 8th September 2018. Thank you to Janey Lee Grace and everyone involved in these awards for recognising our commitment to raising industry standards and training to enable the development the next generation of expert complementary therapists. For more information on the awards click the link
NHS Certificate in Complementary therapy now booking!
This course includes an initial induction day which will cover aspects of working within CQC regulated organisations followed by e-learning and 100 hours of supervised practice placement within Harrogate Hospital or allied care provider organisations. The November 5th induction is for the Cancer and palliative care pathway only with further pathways to commence in March 2019. Eligible applicants will have a minimum of level 3 qualification in their complementary Therapy and full insurance to practice. DBS clearance is required and will be undertaken prior to induction. CNHC or equivalent voluntary registration is preferred. If you require further information please see the diploma page on the website or contact us for further information.
To Julie Crossman who is an FHT Complementary Therapist of the year finalist and Gwyn Featonby who is an FHT Tutor of the year finalist. The winners will be announced at the FHT 2018 conference in London on 29th November.