The The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) has become one of the first voluntary registers to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) , giving its members enhanced status with the public, with the NHS, private health insurers and the Government. The PSA sets standards for organisations that hold voluntary registers for people working in a variety of health and social care occupations. They do this so that the public, employers and commissioners can choose to use people who are on a register that has been independently assessed and approved. The PSA is a government body that provides assurance that the registers are well run and that they require their registrants to meet high professional standards of personal behaviour and technical competence.
Current Opinion in Neurology: June 2013 – Volume 26 – Issue 3 – p 276–281