6 appointments available on the Herbal Medicines Advisory Committee
The CHO have been contacted directly by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) who are seeking to make six appointments to the Herbal Medicines Advisory Committee (HMAC). Please note the urgency of this application. At time of posting there are only 10 days left to submit an application.
This is for:
- a practitioner in Western herbal medicine
- practitioner in Ayurvedic medicine
- General Practitioner with an interest in herbal medicine
- toxicologist with an interest in herbal medicine
- clinical pharmacologist with an interest in pharmacovigilance
- Lay Member with an interest in herbal medicine.
The information pack and further details are available via the gov.uk website:
The closing date for applications is midday Friday 13th March 2020.
Please do not hesitate to contact ECSRecruitment@mhra.gov.uk quoting ref HMAC20-2 if you would like further information.
Complementary Therapy Coordinator
This is a fabulous opportunity to lead a team of Reiki/Healer therapists working within the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.
Due to the retirement of the current post a Complementary Therapy Team Co-Ordinator Band 5 is sought to lead and develop the fully integrated Complementary Therapy Service in respiratory medicine.
Energy therapy is delivered in endoscopy, outpatients clinics and on the wards at the trust.
The Trust is leading the way in service development and is at the forefront of innovation in providing an enhanced patient experience. The post holder will delivery energy therapy and manage a team of qualified energy therapist volunteers.
The role is part time 15hrs per week across the three sites.
Please see: http://jobs.enherts-tr.nhs.uk/job/v2284198 for further details and to apply.
Volunteering opportunity at UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre, London
UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre is looking for a complementary therapist volunteer to provide aromatherapy, massage, reflexology or reiki, on Monday afternoons, to people living with cancer.
The role will include an induction and support with the senior complementary therapist, access to related learning resources, and ad hoc training.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 0203 447 8663
Harrogate charity appeals for volunteer therapists
The Marigold Wellbeing Centre in Harrogate offers complementary therapy treatments to people with chronic conditions. It was formerly the Yorkshire Cancer Help Centre, which provided support to complement conventional medicine for 25 years.
Patients with complaints including cancer, multiple sclerosis, heart problems and depression are given treatments including reflexology, reiki, counselling, spiritual healing and aromatherapy by practitioners giving their services free. Support is also offered free to carers, family and friends of patients.
Volunteer Maggie Chester said more therapists and general helpers were needed. Some patients came for a few sessions but others had attended for years.
“We give support to all sorts of people and often those caring for them as well. It’s fantastic helping people so they go out feeling a lot better than when they came in,” she said.
The CHO spoke with Maggie and she is a great supporter of healing, having seen the benefits to patients.
The services are provided at Saint Michael’s Hospice in Harrogate. Any practitioners who would like to volunteer can call Mrs Chester on 01756 730489. Volunteers are subject to a standard check of their credentials.
Volunteer therapists needed for Lytham St Annes hospice
Volunteer therapists are desperately needed to help reduce stress for patients and their families.
Trinity Hospice is seeking people who are qualified in level three complementary therapy to help any day, Monday to Friday and offer treatments such as reflexology, Reiki, Indian head massage and aromatherapy massage.
Complementary therapy is a vital aspect of Trinity’s service – it can help reduce anxiety, not just for patients, but also their carers, as looking after someone with a terminal illness can be emotionally and physically draining.
Volunteers can come in any day Monday to Friday, usually 10am until 3pm and half days are fine. They need to have their own public liability insurance and attend team meetings, but Trinity will give them training, support and guidance for working in a clinical environment and with cancer patients.
Trinity says it is a chance for therapists to do something truly worthwhile and would offer great experience for young people who have recently started their therapy career.
It might also suit semi-retired or retired therapy professionals with spare time.
There is only one staff member on the complementary therapy team at the Bispham-based hospice – it relies on volunteers who give their time.
For more information, or to sign up, call Donna Clarke, hospice therapist, on (01253) 358881.