How is ARCH independently regulated
ARCH takes great pride in the high standards we set for our members, and we work hard to ensure that our members uphold these standards to maintain the integrity and reputation of ARCH.
Internal ARCH regulation
ARCH is respected because we set the highest standards in the industry, based on Naturopathic National Occupational Standards and Core Elements for Naturopathic colonic hydrotherapy training.
ARCH expects all members to uphold these standards. We monitor performance through the membership renewal process, which seeks proof of continued professional development as well as through premises inspections, both when you start to practice as a therapist, and at any time after that when we feel it is necessary as a result of a comment or complaint. There is a written procedure in place to help clinics who fail these inspections, or who are struggling to meet their membership obligations.
Independent CNHC regulation
Alongside our own careful monitoring, all members are are required to registar with a regulatary body.
Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council, which is the only government backed regulator for the alternative healthcare industry. Like ARCH, the CNHC focuses on safety and quality, although in practice, ARCH standards actually exceed those laid down by the council. The CNHC handles any complaints about ARCH therapists using a fitness to practice code.
Services of complementary healthcare practitioners can choose with confidence, by looking for the CNHC quality mark. General Medical Council (GMC) guidance confirms that doctors are able to refer patients to practitioners on Accredited Registers.