The Department of Health has launched a consultation on whether practitioners who offer acupuncture, herbal medicine and traditional Chinese medicine should be regulated and, if so, how. The consultation is UK-wide and will consider the introduction of statutory regulation as well as other alternatives to maximise patient safety. The Department of Health is encouraging responses online – to participate please go to:

http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Consultations/Liveconsultations/DH_103567