The RCCM provides an important research link with professional complementary medicine practitioner bodies. Workshops with research leads of CAM professional bodies were convened during 2010 and 2011. To date these have focused on safety (see reference below) and measuring patient outcomes. These are both shared agendas and priorities for practice and have provided useful networking and information sharing events. Creating and maintaining the bridge between research and practice is an important role for the RCCM.
- Robinson N, Lorenc A, Lewith G. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) professional practice and safety: a consensus building workshop. European Journal of Integrative Medicine 2011; e-49-e53 doi:10.1016/jeujim.2011.05.011