APEL Assessment of Prior Experiential Learning
BA(UK) The Bowen Association (UK), a professional association
BTER The Bowen Therapists’ European Register, a professional association
BT(UK) Bowen Training (UK), a training establishment
CAM Complementary and Alternative Medicine
CNHC The Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council, the new federal regulatory body
CPD Continuing Professional Development
ECBS The European College of Bowen Studies, a training establishment
FRC the proposed Federal Regulatory Council of CNHC, consisting of lay members
FTP Fitness to Practice
FWG the Federal Working Group
GMC the General Medical Council, which regulates doctors
HPC the Health Practitioners’ Council, a regulatory body
NMC the Nursing and Midwifery Council, a regulatory body
NOS National Occupational Standards
PA Professional Association (e.g. BA(UK), BTER)
PAP Practice Advisory Panel, where therapists can advise the FRC
PFIH the Prince’s Foundation for Integrated Health
PSBs Profession Specific Boards within the CNHC, providing therapy specific advice
SSR Statutory Self Regulation
VSR Voluntary Self Regulation

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