John Lant 1948 – 2016

It is with great sadness that we announce that former CNHC Chair John Lant died on Monday 1 February following a period of illness. John Chaired CNHC's Board for two years following more than five years as a Board member. John was known by many in the sector following his involvement with the work that led to the creation of CNHC. Our heartfelt condolences go to John’s family.

CNHC responds to NICE proposal to remove complementary therapies from supportive and palliative care guidelines

As set out in our January 2016 CNHC Newsletter NICE’s draft scope on updating the ‘Improving Supportive and Palliative Care in adults’ proposes removing complementary therapies.

CNHC alerted people across the complementary health and supportive and palliative care sectors on 6 January 2016 so that as many organisations as possible could respond to the consultation. We also worked collaboratively to present a robust case for retaining complementary therapies within the guidelines.

You can see CNHC’s response in full here: CNHC response to NICE guideline update. We will provide updates as we receive them. You can see the draft scope here: Supportive and palliative care: service delivery


CNHC PSB elections – next round begins soon

The next round of elections for membership of CNHC Profession Specific Boards (PSB) begins in April with elections for the Massage Therapy and Nutritional Therapy PSBs.

An email requesting the election statements of those who wish to stand will be sent out on Friday 15 April 2016. The election will begin on Monday 9 May 2016 and will close on Friday 20 May 2016.


If you are interested in putting yourself forward to be a member of one of these PSBs you need to be registered for the relevant discipline as at midnight on Thursday 14 April


If you wish to vote in the election you need to be registered for the relevant discipline by midnight on Sunday 8 May 2016. You can see full details of these PSB elections on the CNHC website.