New press release template for recent RSPH report

Following on from last month’s report on the role of practitioners on accredited registers – published by the Royal Society for Public Health and the Professional Standards Authority – we’ve produced a new press release template which CNHC registrants can use to gain publicity for their practices.

The PSA/RSPH report highlights: “Practitioners registered with CNHC support public health by encouraging their clients to make a range of lifestyle changes. These include improvements to diet and nutrition, support with giving up smoking and losing weight, support with reducing stress, improving sleep, managing pain and other symptoms, as well as overall enhancements to wellbeing. All CNHC registrants are committed to enhancing the UK public’s health and wellbeing.”
The publicity generated by the report offers registrants a unique opportunity to promote their own work – which we’ve helped by drafting a template which can be sent out to local newspapers and magazines, for example, or journalists and bloggers who write about health topics.
If you’re registered with CNHC and would like to raise awareness of your work with your local news media, you can find a copy of the press release by logging into MyCNHC, and clicking on the link for ‘CNHC Resources’.

• CNHC data protection policy

We’ve recently updated our data protection policy to amend the limited list of circumstances when we may be required to share personal data we hold on our registrants.
CNHC will share personal data with the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA) when the PSA requires us to disclose full details of a formal complaint filed against a registrant.
CNHC is very clear about its legal duties as a registered data controller, as we hold a significant amount of personal and sensitive personal data. We have appropriate security systems in place to protect that data; for more information you can read our full amended data protection policy here.

• Changes to Disclosure Scotland records checks

If you’ve ever applied for a job which required a criminal records check by Disclosure Scotland, you’ll likely be familiar with the service they offer to residents of England and Wales as well: what’s known as a ‘basic disclosure’ of any unspent convictions or cautions.
The service has been a convenient way to run UK-wide checks for convictions covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 – not only for potential employers but for individuals who wanted to keep an up-to-date disclosure statement in their files.
Starting on 1 January 2018 these basic checks in England and Wales will be taken over by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) – the existing Government body which already offers enhanced checks for sensitive jobs that fall outside the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, such as work with children or vulnerable adults.
After January Disclosure Scotland will carry out searches for Scotland only, with residents of Northern Ireland still being covered by AccessNI.
The new DBS service will offer, for the first time, online applications for a criminal records check. More information is available at Disclosure and Barring Service, Disclosure Scotland and AccessNI.


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