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Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care

Question for Department of Health

UIN 222102, tabled on 26 January 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which voluntary registers have applied for accreditation as accredited voluntary registers with the Professional Standards Authority (PSA); and which such registers are (a) awaiting a decision and (b) have been rejected by the PSA.

Answered on

2 February 2015

Seventeen voluntary registers have been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA) since it commenced the process in February 2013, as listed below

1. Academy for Healthcare Science

2. Alliance of Private Sector Practitioners

3. Association of Child Psychotherapists

4. British Acupuncture Council

5. British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

6. British Association of Play Therapists

7. British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers

8. British Psychoanalytic Council

9. Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

10. COSCA (Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland)

11. Federation of Holistic Therapists

12. National Counselling Society

13. National Hypnotherapy Society

14. Play Therapy UK

15. Society of Homeopaths

16. UK Council for Psychotherapy

17. UK Public Health Register

The accreditation is valid for one year and subject to review. No organisations have been rejected outright at initial application, although three have been approved with conditions. None to date have failed to be reaccredited at the annual review.

The PSA are currently considering three applications for accreditation.