Welcome to the RCCM website

Welcome from the RCCM Chair

The RCCM is a UK Registered Charity founded in 1983 to develop and promote good quality research into complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and enhance evidence based medicine in this area. The RCCM is unique in its focus on developing research into CAM.

The vision of RCCM is to widen the availability of and access to safe and effective complementary therapies for patients within the National Health Service and across the UK, in order to help in preventing disease and improve patients' health and quality of life.

Our members are researchers, practitioners and non-commercial organisations involved with the complementary medicine sector.

For subscribing members, depending on their  level of membership (See Join the RCCM tab), there is an extensive 'Resources for CAM Research' section that is available. You can also sign up as an ordinary member for free and join our active CAM Research Network (CAMRN), via the box on the left (CAMRN Login).

As a charity we are always grateful for any donations to support our work. Our Making a Donation page gives further details of the funds we hope to raise.

Prof Nicola Robinson
RCCM Chair

RCCM Events


London South Bank University will be hosting CAMSTRAND 2015 on Wednesday 10th June 2015, with a pre-conference workshop event ‘Putting Clinical  practice into research‘ on Tuesday 9th June. The keynote speaker at the  workshop on 9th June will be Professor George Lewith, Professor of Health Services Research, University of  Southampton  who will present on 'Pilot and feasibility trials; is it possible to replicate practice in research'. There will also be contributions from Teresa Young, Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre, Mount Vernon Hospital, Dr Fan Qu from Zheijiang Women's Hospital, China; and Mark Bovey, British Acupuncture Council.

The CAMSTRAND full day conference on Wednesday 10th June is  aimed at individuals and research groups who are interested in the development of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) research and is designed primarily for UK doctoral and post-doctoral fellows  who wish to present their protocol, project in progress or their completed project. CAM practitioners interested in becoming researchers are also invited to attend. 

To register for the conference please go to http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/camstrand-conference-2015-tickets-15371140495

For any queries, please contact John.Hughes@uclh.nhs.uk


The RCCM will be holding another conference in 2015, to be held at Middlesex University on the 10th September 2015 the theme will be - demonstrating the value of Integrative Care. This RCCM conference will explore the evidence base for integration  and new initiatives in integrative care provision .

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