Referral for Hypnotherapy

Referral for Hypnotherapy

wolverhampton-hypnotherapy-cnhc-approvedThere’s a lot of confusion about whether a Doctor can recommend a referral for Hypnotherapy or not.

The General Medical Council (GMC) state that a GP CAN refer a patient for Hypnotherapy if that therapist is registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) as registered practitioners approved by the CNHC meet the national standards required.

Does the NHS Cover the Cost of a GP Referral for Hypnotherapy?

Unfortunately if your Doctor does refer you to Wolverhampton Hypnotherapy, or any other CNHC registered practitioner you are still going to have to cover the cost privately.

However, more and more Healthcare Insurance companies offering private health cover do offer to cover some or all of the costs if you seek help from a CNHC approved practice.

In a letter, written to GP’s by Margaret Coates, CEO of the CNHC, she states that:

CNHC has been approved as the holder of an Accredited Register (AR) by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

You may be aware that the GMC has amended its referral guidelines to include reference to Accredited Registers when referring to practitioners who are not regulated by statute (see below).

Delegation and referral (2013)

8. Where this is not the case, you must be satisfied that systems are in place to assure the safety and quality of care provided – for example, the services have been commissioned through an NHS commissioning process or the practitioner is on a register accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. (Good Medical Practice)

On publication of the Professional Standards Authority’s report to Ministers in March 2015, Chief Executive Harry Cayton stated that commissioners can have confidence that practitioners on an Accredited Register are competent and safe.

You can be confident that we run our clinic to the highest standards and always with care and consideration.

So don’t hesitate to contact us if you’d like to discuss how we can help you solve your particular problem.