Reflections on being a researcher-practitioner. By Mandy Brass

I am an acupuncturist working for Dimbleby Cancer Care, an integrative oncology department in Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. As part of my MSc from the Northern College of Acupuncture, I recently conducted a service evaluation, where I navigated the dual role of being a researcher-practitioner.   For more insight into my project see … Read more

RCCM Conference 2023: Report

Summary of the RCCM 2023 Conference, by Ava Lorenc Karen Pilkington’s keynote on her adventures with evidence was fascinating and inspiring, and at some points laugh out loud. It was great to reflect on just how far the CAM evidence base has come since the early days of evidence-based-medicine, when innovations included a PC on … Read more

Could you be our new trustee?

We are sadly saying farewell to our trustee Simon Brasch this month, who is moving on to another charity. We are very grateful to Simon for all his support of RCCM over the years and wish him all the best. RCCM is therefore now looking for a new trustee with IT/website expertise to assist with … Read more

New trustee announcement

We are delighted to announce that Zetta Thomelin has joined RCCM as a trustee. Zetta is a Clinical Hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner, who is involved in the governance of Hypnotherapy as Chair of the British Association of Therapeutic Hypnotists (BAThH) and as a Director of the UK Confederation of Hypnotherapist Organisations (UKCHO) She runs her own … Read more

Why did we become a corporate member of RCCM?

I am in the interesting position of looking at RCCM from two perspectives, both as a trustee and also as a corporate member, I am the Chair of BAThH and as such, I could see the benefits available to us, so we joined in the vision that RCCM has for the future of complementary medicine … Read more

RCCM Conference 2022

The RCCM conference for 2022 was held on Monday 5th September, online. We had a great turnout with over 45 people logging in. RCCM was honoured to open our research conference with newly appointed Professor Felicity Bishop from the University of Southampton. Our research conference incorporated the CAMSTRAND research collective that has been hosted in … Read more

Long Covid Bowen study

Bowen Therapy Professional Association members Dianne Bradshaw and Jo Wortley have put together a study to look at Bowen therapy for long Covid. The attached paper gives all the details and they have a facebook group  They are hoping to have some results available soon, which we will update here. long-covid-btpa-article

Barriers to CAM research

Yasamin Veziari, Saravana Kumar and Matthew J. Leach have just published a new paper on the barriers to CAM research for stakeholders. Although the study was conducted in Australia and New Zealand, many of the issues identified are important worldwide. They highlight some of the barriers that RCCM tries to help overcome, including: CAM practitioners’ access to … Read more