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  • Title: The Microsystems Acupuncture Regulatory Working Group
    Descriptive info: .. Welcome to our Website.. Select a link.. Home.. About.. Main Tasks.. Membership.. Constitution.. Appendix 1.. Appendix 2.. Appendix 3.. Appendix 4.. Contact Us.. Meeting Minutes.. PDF Documents.. Documents.. Group Members.. The Microsystems Acupuncture Regulatory Working Group (MAcRWG).. is a collaboration of the key professional associations and teaching institutions within the UK involved in many different microsystem acupuncture modalities.. Since early 2007 this Group has been working together, as part of The Prince's Foundation for Integrated Health regulation programme, to put in place robust systems for voluntary regulation by 2010.. It is thought likely that microsystems acupuncture practitioners will ultimately be regulated through the.. Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council.. The importance for the  ...   Council.. still in an unclear position, but unlikely to include microsystems practitioners, this venture presents a unique opportunity for this profession to secure a future.. These are early stages, but with an eighteen-month deadline, the group would like to invite any other relevant bodies to contact them and get involved as soon as possible.. Please feel free to browse our Web site for more information about MAcRWG.. If you have any questions or would like to speak with a MAcRWG representative regarding our group, please e-mail us at.. paulblacker@mac.. com.. [Home] [.. Mission Statement.. ] [.. Grandparenting.. CPD.. Apel.. Education.. Standards.. ].. Website Design by KJ-H Presentations.. www.. kj-h.. biz.. Last updated March 2012..

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  • Title: The Microsystems Acupuncture Regulatory Working Group
    Descriptive info: MISSION STATEMENT -.. Overall purposes.. The primary purposes of the Microsystems Acupuncture Regulatory Working Group are:.. To prepare the Microsystems acupuncture profession for voluntary self-regulation, and the creation of a single register and regulator.. To encourage and facilitate communication within the Microsystems acupuncture and wider acupuncture profession and community.. To support and co-ordinate the variety of Microsystems acupuncture professions as they prepare for voluntary regulation.. To liaise with the Princes  ...   major stakeholders.. To facilitate and participate in the maintenance and development of educational standards after voluntary regulation.. To monitor and review standards of safe practice in the Microsystems acupuncture profession and community.. To facilitate and participate in the development and encouragement of diverse approaches to Continuing Professional Development within the Microsystems acupuncture profession both before and after the advent of voluntary regulation.. [.. ] [Mission Statement] [.. Last updated April 2012..

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  • Title: The Microsystems Acupuncture Regulatory Working Group
    Descriptive info: MAIN TASKS -.. The Microsystems Acupuncture Regulatory Working Group s tasks will be:.. a) Specific.. To create the relevant structures and policies required to create a single register and regulator for Microsystems acupuncture.. To liaise with education providers and statutory authorities in the maintenance and development of educational standards and CPD.. To liaise with the Department of Health, the Acupuncture Stakeholders Group the Foundation for Integrated Health and any other relevant body, to ensure the co-ordination of standards and co-ordination of regulatory developments.. To liaise with statutory, local and public health authorities on issues  ...   acupuncture associations, organisations and representative interest groups to attend the meetings, and join the group.. To review annually the working practices and financial arrangements of the Group.. To provide detailed minutes and reports to constituent members of the Group and occasional edited minutes for wider circulation.. To make public statements and comment, by consensus agreement, on behalf of the Microsystems acupuncture profession as represented within the Group.. c) Powers.. The Microsystems Acupuncture Regulatory Working Group has no formal powers:.. Meeting schedule.. The Microsystems Acupuncture Regulatory Working Group will meet.. quarterly.. ] [Main Tasks] [..

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  • Title: The Microsystems Acupuncture Regulatory Working Group
    Descriptive info: STAKEHOLDER GROUP MEMBERSHIP -.. The Microsystems Acupuncture Regulatory Working Group will consist of:.. a) Main Stakeholders.. Those groups / organisations whose members are likely:.. Either to be registered on the Microsystems Acupuncture register under the new regulator as their primary regulator.. Or to appear on any supplementary list of acupuncture practitioners held by the acupuncture regulator for those health professionals already statutorily regulated elsewhere.. b) Associated Stakeholders.. Those groups / organisations whose members:.. Either use Microsystems acupuncture within a clearly defined but limited scope of practice such as auricular acupuncture.. Or use acupuncture as an adjunctive treatment within another mode of primary healthcare, e.. g.. criminal justice workers.. c) Joint Working Group Representatives.. One representative from any interested stakeholder group such as  ...   will be expected to attend all meetings.. The location of these meetings will be a variety of locations throughout England, which will reflect the diversity, and depth of the group.. Quorums and Decision Making.. Since the group has no specific powers or delegated authorities, all decisions will normally be reached by consensus and a quorum need not be specified.. In the event that progress on specific issues is deadlocked by disagreement, however, a vote may be taken, with each stakeholder entitled to the same number of votes as representatives.. In such circumstances all groups will be canvassed for their votes, whether present at the meeting or not.. However, no vote may be taken at a meeting without prior advance warning.. ] [Membership] [..

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  • Title: Group Members
    Descriptive info: MACRWG Appendix 1.. MACRWG stake-holder Members.. Acudetox Plus UK.. acudetoxplus.. Anne Marshall.. 44 Church Road.. Westbury on Thames.. Bristol.. BS9 3EQ.. Acupuncture Consultancy Training - ACT.. acupuncturetraining.. co.. uk.. Cheryl O Reiley.. 1st Floor Richmond Chambers.. Richmond Terrace.. BLACKBURN, Lancashire.. BB1 7AR.. The Society of Auricular Acupuncturists (SAAc) and The College of Auricular Acupuncture TCAAc.. auricularacupuncturecollege.. Jonathan Tarr.. 19 Charleville Mansions.. Charville Road.. London W14 9JB.. The Acupuncture Society, The College of Chinese Medicine, TAS, CCM.. acupuncturesociety.. org.. ccmlondon.. Paul Robins.. the Acupuncture Society,.. 27 Cavendish Drive,.. Edgware.. HA8 7NR.. The College of Naturopathic Medicine - CNM.. naturopathy-uk.. Herman Keppler.. Bulrushes Farm.. East Grinstead.. West Sussex.. RH19 4LZ.. UK..  ...   BA3 4TD.. Acupuncture-Acutherapy Council.. ukorientalmedicine.. Maria Mercati.. 54 Fleckers Drive, Hatherly.. Cheltenham.. Gloucestershire.. GL51 5BD.. Wellbeing Holistic Therapies.. wellbeingholistictherapies.. John Roach.. 57 Percy Street.. Shrewsbury.. SY1 2QG.. NON MACRWG group members.. NADA.. NADA-UK,.. 50-54 Mount Pleasant,.. Liverpool L3 5SD.. (withdrew form group).. Acurea.. 11 Pinewood Close.. Darlington.. County Durham.. DL1 4US.. SMART.. Sue Cox.. 27 Park Street.. Leamington Spa.. Warwickshire.. CV32 4QN.. (declined to join the group).. Korean Hand Acupuncture.. wanhyepark@live.. wanhyepark.. Wan-Hye Park.. Therapy - The Therapy Studio.. 141/153 Drummond Street,.. Euston.. NW1 2PB.. (withdrew from group 2012).. The European Federation of Modern Acupuncture - EFMA.. eav-modern-acupuncture.. (no details and web site no longer active).. ] [Group Members] [..

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  • Title: Grandparenting
    Descriptive info: Background.. The Microsystems of Acupuncture Council [MAC] (pending) has developed a process to grandparent and accept individuals and groups who may wish to become members of the Microsystems of Acupuncture Council and be regulated by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council [CNHC], the process is outlined below.. The grandparenting proposal is intended to ensure that appropriately qualified and / or suitably experienced practitioners are given a vehicle through which they can attain voluntary regulation and inclusion on the Register maintained by the Microsystems of Acupuncture Council.. The scheme has a multiple purpose, principally protection of the public but benefiting the profession with accepted levels of education and professional standards, it needs to be affordable as well as simple to understand and fit for purpose, practical to administer and transparent in accountability and externalscrutiny.. There are four groups of practitioners who will be involved in any grandparenting.. arrangements, these are:.. 1.. Practitioners belonging to MACRWG member professional associations and organisations registered and in practice prior to the introduction of voluntary regulation.. 2.. Practitioners belonging to non-MACRWG member recognised professional associations and organisations and in practice prior to the introduction of voluntary regulation.. 3.. Practitioners not belonging to any professional association or organisation.. 4.. Practitioners who trained overseas wishing to practise in the UK.. Practitioners who fall in groups 2,3,and 4 above will be required, as a part of the grandparenting process, to demonstrate levels of professional skill, training and competence at least equivalent to those who will enter the register after the transitional period has ended.. Time frame.. The grand-parenting period will cover a two-year period from the opening of register for the Microsystems of Acupuncture Council.. The Microsystems of Acupuncture Council will accept grandparenting applications from both individuals and groups.. After the stated two-year period the grand-parenting process will come to an end.. Any individual or group currently in the process of grand parenting will proceed with the process however no further applications will be accepted after the closing date.. After the closing date, membership of the Microsystems of Acupuncture Council will only be possible through the recognised external accreditation organisations, or via direct application to Microsystems of Acupuncture Council with the necessary entry requirements for membership.. Costs.. The costs of individual application for grandparenting through any stakeholder group will be set and governed by each of the individual stakeholder groups.. All the costs associated to any individual application will be borne by the applicant, where appropriate.. Costs of processing group application will be set and governed by the Microsystems of Acupuncture Council, and are available on written request to the Microsystems of Acupuncture Council.. All the costs associated to any group application will be borne by the applicant, where appropriate.. Pro-forma forms of the requirements necessary are available upon written request to the secretary of the Microsystems of Acupuncture Council.. Individuals and overseas individuals.. Individuals will be grand-parented onto the register of the Microsystems of Acupuncture Council through membership of any Microsystems of Acupuncture Council stakeholder group.. Individuals may apply for membership of the Microsystems of Acupuncture Council either directly through any of the recognised Microsystems of Acupuncture Council member groups, or directly to the Microsystems of Acupuncture Council.. An individual grandparenting application received directly by the Microsystems of Acupuncture Council, will be forwarded to a recognised Microsystems of Acupuncture  ...   of educational standards will be the responsibility of the education and accreditation committee of the Microsystems of Acupuncture Council.. Stakeholder groups will have to provide proof that all of their members can reasonably demonstrate standards equivalent to that of post-transitional new entrants.. Individuals and groups applying for grandparenting must meet the standards set by the Microsystems of Acupuncture Council in:.. History.. Theory.. Health and safety.. Anatomy, physiology.. First aid.. Point location.. Patient handling skills.. Codes of conduct.. Performance and ethics.. Needle technique.. Top up training.. Applicants who demonstrate shortfalls in the required level of standards must undertake further training to, within a given time frame, in order to gain successful registration.. Costs incurred in this process are the responsibility of the individual or group concerned.. Guidelines will be given to applicants, from the stakeholder groups as to the areas they need to concentrate on developing in order to attain successful registration.. The responsibility then lies with the individual to source appropriate training and funding if appropriate.. Acceptance.. Once the individual or group applicant has fulfilled all entry requirements they will be invited to join the Microsystems of Acupuncture Council and the Microsystems of Acupuncture Council regulator, the CNHC.. Once applicants have demonstrated and achieved the standards they will be granted full membership to the Microsystems of Acupuncture Council.. Each individual stakeholder group will be responsible for undertaking and managing this process for each individual grandparenting application concerned.. Pro-formas forms of the requirements necessary are available upon written request the Microsystems of Acupuncture Council.. Title.. The Microsystems of Acupuncture Council will notify all individuals of their membership, within an acceptable timeframe, once the application has been received and processed from the stakeholder group.. Successful applicants onto the register will be permitted to use the title; Member of the Microsystems of Acupuncture Council, M.. A.. C.. Existing stakeholder groups.. All existing members registered with stakeholder member groups of the Microsystems of Acupuncture Council will automatically be transferred to full membership on the opening of the register, this list will be submitted to the regulator the CNHC.. Guidelines to MACRWG groups on the criteria for applying.. The Microsystems of Acupuncture Council recommends that applicants for membership should:.. Have been wholly or mainly engaged in lawful, safe and effective practice in the Microsystems acupuncture profession for a period of three out of the last five years (or its equivalent on a part-time basis).. or.. Have undergone additional training and experience, which satisfies the stakeholder group and Microsystems of Acupuncture Council that they have the requisite standard of proficiency for admission to the register, if they cannot meet this three out of five years requirement.. All applicants for grandparenting should;.. be required to demonstrate their competence by taking a test.. need to establish that they are of good character and health, signing up to.. the Microsystems of Acupuncture Council standards of conduct,.. performance and ethics.. make declarations about legal, criminal, civil and professional.. proceedings.. make declarations and professional references about health status.. make declarations about ethical conduct and safe conduct.. have an enhanced disclosure statement from CRB.. demonstrate proven standard of competence in English Language to.. IELTS level 7.. (Current standards of GMC IELTS Level 7, NMC IELTS.. Level 6.. 5).. have proof of identity, passport copies, photographs, etc.. have professional references.. enclose fees.. ] [Grandparenting] [..

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  • Title: CPD
    Descriptive info: Introduction to Continuing Professional Development.. (CPD).. The Microsystems Acupuncture Council (proposed)[ MAC] consider continuing professional development [CPD] as one of the fundamental cornerstones in the development of acupuncture practitioners knowledge and understanding of themselves and their chosen acupuncture Microsystems, the continuing and evolutionary development of patient care and the novel and organic development of the wider acupuncture profession.. Currently there are a growing number of professional associations and professional councils that have developed into either voluntary self regulated professions e.. Acupuncture or statutory self regulated professions e.. Osteopathy.. There are also a larger number of growing professions, which are in the process of doing so, e.. massage and bodywork etc.. The currently regulated professions, both voluntary and statutory, all have CPD requirements as either mandatory or voluntary.. Broadly CPD requirements are divided into four systems within the professions.. They are either;.. Hourly based.. Credit based.. Contact based.. Outcome based.. All registered members of the MAC must undertake annual CPD.. Outcome based CPD.. The MAC recognises that CPD can be undertaken in many and varied ways by its members, and does not recommend a minimum or maximum number of hours, amount or type of CPD that must be undertaken.. The MAC considers any CPD that is undertaken by its registrants, should be outcome based in line with the HPC.. Any CPD activity that is undertaken by its registrants must demonstrate that;.. Be useful to the practitioner and / or patient.. Is relevant to their practice.. Helps further professional development.. Has a structure that means they can meet the MACs 5 standards;.. 5.. Has a safety element.. The 5 standards that registrants should meet;.. Maintain an up to date continuous record of CPD.. Demonstrate that learning activities are relevant to their current or future practice.. Contributes to the quality of their practice and service delivery.. Benefits the service user / client / patient.. On request they are able to present a written portfolio.. What is CPD?.. Most practitioners already undertake many CPD activities, however most have not yet developed the habit of recording these activities routinely, from looking up a patients medical condition to chatting with fellow health professionals, it happens continually in professionals regular working lives.. As practitioners we may already undertake many things that could be described as CPD activities.. However as much of it is not recorded in any structured manner and so we perhaps do not learn as much as we could from them.. CPD should be viewed as a system to encourage and foster a culture of continuing personal and professional development within our profession.. CPD for practitioners should be undertaken in a five-stage system.. Reflecting.. Planning.. Undertaking.. Evaluating.. Recording.. Continuing Professional  ...   that they have been undertaking CPD.. Tutors CPD.. Tutors that are involved in the educational establishments should ensure that their CPD is 50% educational and 50% clinical.. Tutors must have peer review undertaken annually.. Assessment and evidence.. When registrants undertake their annual re-assessment for practice, they will be required to provide written evidence that they have undertaken appropriate CPD.. The renewal of the membership to the MAC will require that the assessing organisation, group or tutor check and validate this evidence.. Evidence submitted by registrants must demonstrate that any CPD undertaken meets one or more of the five outcome requirements for CPD set above.. The MAC may from time to time request written evidence from MAC members that they are undertaking appropriate CPD.. Failure to supply this evidence could lead to a practitioner being suspended or removed from the register.. The MAC has developed guidelines for registrants on how best to begin to develop and undertake their own PD portfolio; these can be downloaded or sent to registrants upon request.. This list is not intended to be exhaustive and the intention is that the registrants will make a professional judgment as to which type and frequency of activity will allow them to meet the Standards.. CPD is based on on-going learning and development and focuses on the individual's learning achievements and how these have been reflected in their clinical practice and service delivery, either directly or indirectly.. (Reference HPC).. Work based learning:.. Learning by doing.. Case studies.. Reflective practice.. Clinical audit.. Coaching from others.. Discussions with colleagues.. Peer review.. Gaining, and learning from, experience.. Involvement in wider work of employer.. (for example, being a representative on a committee).. Work shadowing.. Secondments.. Job rotation.. Journal club.. In-service training.. Supervising staff or students.. Visiting other departments and reporting back.. Expanding your role.. Analysing significant events.. Filling in self-assessment.. questionnaires.. Project work or project management.. Evidence of learning activities undertaken as part of your progression on the Knowledge and Skills.. Framework.. Involvement in a professional body.. Membership of a specialist interest group.. Lecturing or teaching.. Mentoring.. Being an examiner.. Being a tutor.. Branch meetings.. Organising journal clubs or other specialist groups.. Maintaining or developing specialist skills (for example, musical skills).. Being an expert witness.. Membership of other professional bodies or groups.. Giving presentations at conferences.. Organising accredited courses.. Supervising research.. Being a national assessor.. Being promoted.. Courses.. Further education.. Research.. Attending conferences.. Writing articles or papers.. Going to seminars.. Distance learning.. Courses accredited by professional body.. Planning or running a course.. Reading journals / articles.. Reviewing books or articles.. Updating knowledge through the Internet or TV.. Keeping a file of your progress.. Public service.. Voluntary work.. ] [CPD] [..

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  • Title: Apel
    Descriptive info: Accreditation of Prior and Experiential Learning APEL.. Microsystems of Acupuncture Council [MAC, pending].. Microsystems Acupuncture Regulatory Working Group (MACRWG).. APEL 3.. English Language Proficiency! 3.. Accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL)! 3.. General Policy! 4.. Procedure for consideration of requests for APEL! 5.. APEL.. Accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL): a process through which learning achieved outside education or training systems is assessed and, as appropriate, recognised for academic purposes.. Registrants who have any APEL should consult the forums APEL document to appraise what elements meet the standards of the Microsystems PF.. a) English Language Proficiency.. Candidates for admission to the Council shall have sufficient command of the language in which the course is taught to meet all the requirements of the course.. New applicants who have not had their education through the medium of English should normally have attained the equivalent of IELTS 6.. 5, Cambridge Advanced.. The Council approves the following range of English language requirements as acceptable for admission to the register; IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - 6.. 5.. b) Accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL).. It is a process that enables people of all ages, backgrounds and attitudes to receive formal recognition for skills and knowledge they already possess.. Recognition may give the learning a credit-value in a credit based structure and allow it to be counted towards the completion of a programme of study and the award(s) or qualifications associated with it.. It takes into account:.. prior-learning where the learning has been assessed and where certificates are awarded on completion.. learning gained through experiences and short courses.. APEL is of particular value to:.. Mature students returning to education who lack the formal qualifications required for entry to a course of study.. Past students who have previous educational qualifications but who now seek to add to those qualifications in order to broaden their expertise or change careers.. APEL can be used to avoid repeating specific modules of learning by providing evidence that prior learning has already taken place.. Those who are seeking the award of professional qualifications and need to provide evidence of specific training and practical work experience.. APEL provides the framework for collecting and presenting the evidence that is required.. Students who wish to gain recognition for informal learning that has taken place through work or leisure-related activities.. c) General Policy.. All applicants must be treated equitably regardless of the source of the learning which is being assessed.. All applicants, including those seeking exemption from units or parts of units on the basis of prior learning, must meet the learning outcomes for the Council.. Training organisations which routinely handle APEL applications as part of their normal processes should have clear written procedures in place for the consideration of such requests.. These procedures must be rigorous, fair and  ...   for the consideration of APEL will be considered based on learning which was obtained no more than 5 years previously.. However, claims based on learning outside this time-limit may be considered under APEL where a candidate is able to demonstrate evidence of continuous application, updating and relevance to their practice.. 9.. Training organisations should provide advice and support for applicants seeking APEL, including information on the types of evidence considered acceptable, the extent of evidence required.. The extent of support available should be specified in advance to applicants, including where there may be limits on that support.. 10.. Training organisations should be aware that it may be necessary to provide additional advice for applicants for whom English is not their first language for example about responsibilities for any translation required.. It is however the applicants responsibility to prepare and submit their application in line with required procedures and deadlines.. 11.. Training organisations are encouraged to make clear in documentation that the views of an advisor on a draft claim does not guarantee the outcome of the claim when the request is formally assessed.. 12.. Training organisations should be aware that it may be necessary to vary arrangements, for example for vivas, where students have particular communication needs or other special requirements.. 13.. APEL applications should be available for scrutiny by external examiners in accordance with normal procedures for assessed work.. 14.. These procedures can be made available in alternative formats.. Please contact the Microsystems PF in the first instance, indicating the format required.. d) Procedure for consideration of requests for APEL.. Applications for exemption must set out clearly how their prior learning achievements meet the specified learning outcomes at the appropriate level.. Before admission to the register, the applicant should submit information on the prior learning concerned.. The information submitted should normally include:.. Confirmation from the awarding institution of the level of the course, the date of completion and the modules taken (e.. a transcript).. Information from the awarding institution on the learning outcomes achieved, and details of the curriculum on the basis of which accreditation of prior learning is proposed.. If the application is for APEL, information on the applicant s relevant professional background, including employment and any relevant training courses or other study undertaken.. A description of how the applicant s qualification or professional experience relates to the learning outcomes and curriculum of the modules from which exemption is requested.. The Council may also ask the applicant to complete a piece of written work or to follow an APEL module.. At least two members of the Council concerned should be involved in the consideration of the APEL application.. A letter will be sent by the Council or training organisation to the applicant informing them of the result of their application.. ] [Apel] [..

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  • Title: Education
    Descriptive info: MICROSYSTEMS ACUPUNCTURE REGULATORY WORKING GROUP.. (MACRWG)- Educational standards - The training organisation!.. Introduction.. A basic template was submitted to members for completion and the following document has been compiled using the information received.. This has been undertaken to address the essential requirements from all members of the group, as a means of establishing a common core of standards.. Each member group should work towards these common standards in order to satisfy group standards for voluntary self-regulation.. The following document is a discussion document for circulation amongst the MACRWG only.. The documents areas developed are by no means definitive and may be added too or changed with the full discussion of the group.. In setting and agreeing common core standards of education and training, it will be ofbenefit to the groups and to the public and to the regulators that are involved in regulating acupuncture and complementary medicine in the UK.. The public will be able to know that any member who is registered with the Future Professional Council, (FPC) and / or the Complementary and Natural Health Care Council (CNHC) are properly and safely trained to a minimum standard of safety.. The following educational levels have been proposed by the MACRWG to be the minimum levels that should be achieved by registrants taught by educational and training establishments, which if demonstrated would allow registrants entry to the FPC and to the CNHC regulator.. This has been produced as progressive working document, a guide, and its development should be encouraged amongst the stake-holder institutions to improve and maintain the vast array of differences amongst our profession without loosing individual autonomy of the diverse teaching models.. These standards are in line with current National Occupational Standards (NOS) for acupuncture and are set to safeguard both the public and the practitioner.. The training organisation.. Each training organisation must have in place appropriate policies and procedures to run and function as an educational establishment.. Each organisation must demonstrate:.. Transparency.. Objectivity.. Due processes.. Strategies for educational processes.. Strategies for management processes.. External audit.. External scrutinisers.. Conflict of interest.. The training organisation should be evaluated by an external independent organisation identified by the FPC to ensure that they are fit for purpose and meet the requirements set by the FPC.. Course evaluation.. Each course is required to undertake an evaluation process to identify:.. That the teaching programme attains its stated educational learning and education objectives of the FPC.. That correct knowledge and skills are acquired by learners.. That the transfer of learning to the workplace is appropriate.. That the learning has had an impact on society.. External course evaluation.. The courses provided to learners, who will become registrants of the FPC, should undergo an external evaluation process every 1 year.. Internal course evaluation.. Courses should be continually reviewed and monitored internally with feed-back form peers, tutors, students and management to improve the delivery and effectiveness of the course.. A reflective review of the course should occur annually to exchange and bring in new and innovative ideas and concepts.. Students should be given the opportunity to formally reflect and appraise any course being delivered.. Tutors.. Tutors must demonstrate that they are or will be working towards an educational teaching qualification 7303 Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) or 7304 Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector, (CTLLS), equivalent or higher.. Tutors must be a current member of the FPC, or a professional organisation with.. equivalent standards in acupuncture.. Tutors must be in current clinical and / or educational practice.. Tutors must demonstrate and maintain an up-to-date and current CPD portfolio, in line with the FPC CPD tutor requirements.. They must have current valid insurance and First Aid certificate.. Tutor evaluation.. Tutors should be assessed annually by the educational institution, peers, or student evaluation to ensure that best practice is being maintained and improved.. It is advised that this should be an ongoing process using tools such as supervision and monitoring, group assessments and personal practice groups, presentations with peers , reflective practice etc.. It is advised that tutors should be re-accredited and reassessed annually in house by senior peers or external tutor / assessors.. Routes for failing tutors.. Institutions who discover failing tutors should advise these tutors to undertake further training.. This may be in the form of mentoring with other experienced tutors practicing or retired, experienced practitioners with academic qualifications.. Tutors may be highlighted as failing by;.. Student feedback of incompetence.. Unable to provide the level of training expected.. Failing to maintain the standards of education required.. Students continually failing to reach FPC standards.. Reportable to the regulatory body;.. Breaches of codes of conduct or ethics.. Misrepresentation of course and / or college.. Inappropriate behaviour.. Malpractice.. Tutor - student ratios.. Practical elements such as needling should be supervised on a maximum 1 to 14 ratio of tutor to student ratio.. (NOS).. Pre requisites for registrants.. The pre requisites for registrants are that they are an adult over 18 years of age, demonstrating a willingness to learn, and an openness to accept new ideas of treating patients and working where they can help others, and openness and willingness abide to the standards set by the FPC.. Age.. To be a registered member of the FPC the registrants must be aged 18 years old or over, at the time of undertaking their training, there is no upper age limit.. Language.. Registrants should have a sound command of both the spoken and written English language to a standards of ILTE band 6.. 5, or above.. CRB check.. All registrants should be CRB checked before final graduation and acceptance onto the register, this is not mandatory but is highly recommended.. Check CRB website.. Character.. All registrants should be of a good sound character.. (CNHC to define this.. ).. Health.. All registrants should be fit to practice.. Minimum educational requirements.. There are no minimum or maximum educational entry requirements for registrants onto the FPC, the FPC advise that all registrants should have basic literacy and numeracy skills.. Educational standards set.. The educational standards outlined here outline the levels and standards and competence.. that each registrant should reach to be accepted onto the FPC register.. This will not cover.. the number of clinical academic and self directed hours.. Duration of courses.. The courses are outcome based and should meet the educational requirements of the FPC and as such there is no minimum or maximum hours set for the courses, these are  ...   their competences and authority always.. Registrants must ensure that they are fit for work.. Registrants must reflect on and evaluate their own values, priorities, interests and effectiveness.. Registrants must enable other individuals to reflect on their own values, priorities, interests and effectiveness.. Registrants must develop their knowledge and practice in relation to their Microsystems.. Registrants should be encouraged to cultivate curiosity and enthusiasm.. Registrants should be encouraged to expanding the field of attention and depth of awareness.. Registrants should be encouraged to develop professionally responsible, commitment, behaviour and attitude.. Registrants should be encouraged to develop the process of natural healing and sustaining well being.. Registrants are encouraged to develop personal self care e.. Qi Gong, Yoga, Tai Ji, etc.. Continual support through regular practice sessions, clinical observations and post graduate training continuing personal development.. Registrants must be able to demonstrate professional and appropriate patient handling and communication skills such as;.. How to position yourself in relation to the client to treat.. How to instruct patients to position themselves.. How to work in group settings.. How to integrate with other healthcare disciplines and practitioners.. Respect patients and their space.. Confidentiality and Consent.. Registrants must obtain full informed written consent from patients for any interventions orinvestigations that they may undertake.. Registrants must comply with legal requirements for patient / client confidentiality at all times.. Case History Taking.. Registrants should be able to take an appropriate case history form patients and be able to plan a treatment strategy.. Anatomy and Physiology.. Registrants should be able to identify the appropriate anatomical structures and functions relating to the Microsystems area being covered.. Registrants should have a basic working knowledge and understanding of the following systems.. It and may be delivered as a student self-directed study pack.. Cardiovascular system.. Respiratory system.. Circulatory system.. Endocrine and immune system.. Neurological system.. Musculo-skeletal system.. Renal and Hepatic systems.. Digestive and metabolic system.. It is considered best practice that this should be taught towards ITEC level 3 or equivalent.. Pathology, RED flags and contraindications.. Registrants should have basic working knowledge and understanding of red flag symptoms, cautions and contraindications covering the following systems;.. Reporting of adverse effects.. The reporting of adverse effects must be done in accordance with the skills for health documentation.. (appendix ).. It is highly recommended that registrants have a current HSE emergency first aid at work certificate (EFAW) Registrants must be able to identify and manage the following emergency first aid situations;.. Fainting / unconsciousness.. Bleeding.. Vomiting.. Basic life support / recovery position.. Acute neurological states (fits).. Methods of Assessment.. Courses should be both internally and externally moderated, and there should be a mix of methods of assessment, theoretical, practical and professional.. Course providers must ensure that registrants receive both formative and summative assessments.. Continual practical assessment and support should be given to registrants for the duration of their studies.. Additional support is given where required on an individual basis.. Assessment procedures or methods may include,.. Grading pass / fail criteria.. Pass.. Understanding of appropriate conceptual frameworks.. Evidence of independent reading, research and understanding of the class notes.. Demonstration of practical skills.. understanding of patient handling skills.. Shows awareness of relevant issues.. Awareness of nuances and complexities.. Awareness of Qi / energy.. Appropriate safe needle technique.. Understanding of the health and safety issues.. Able to identify all the anatomical structures of the Microsystems being covered.. Able to locate the points covered on the syllabus.. Able to identify the basic functions of the points covered on the syllabus.. Log books.. Diary.. Objective structured clinical examination (OSCE).. Portfolios.. Observation of practice.. Revision and quizzes,.. Tutor continuous observation,.. Practical, continuous and on-going assessment,.. Final assessment exams,.. Diagnostic assessments,.. Creative problem solving.. NLP, EFT multi faceted communication and presentation skills.. Open attitude, positive, creativity,inspirational strategies.. Peer assessment.. Peer discussions.. Multi media presentation i.. manual,.. OHP, Power Point.. Group observation.. Self observation.. Essay.. Report.. Project.. Questions and answers.. Reflective log / diary.. Progress forms.. Monitoring professional attitude and behaviour in the clinic.. Fail.. Weak or no understanding of appropriate conceptual frameworks.. No evidence of independent reading or research and poor understanding of class.. notes.. Weak or no understanding of practical skills demonstrated.. Weak or poor patient handling skills.. Shows little or no awareness of issues.. Little or no awareness of nuances and complexities.. Inappropriate or unsafe practical technique.. Little or no awareness of Qi / energy.. Little or no understanding of the health and safety issues.. Unable to identify all the structures of the Microsystems being covered.. Unable to locate the points on the syllabus.. Unable to identify the functions of the points covered on the syllabus.. The maximum number of re-sits that the student is allowed to undertake is 3.. Students who fail to reach the required standard on reassessment must re-undertake the full training.. Registrants must agree to abide by the CNHC s codes of professional conduct performance and ethics.. (Appendix 3).. Registrants should be developing the skills to be able to successfully set up in practice, e.. running a drop in.. These skills should include; record keeping, treatment limitations, integrated health care approach, referring the client on, taxation, legal issues, advertising, marketing, banking, environmental health, administering appointments etc.. Each organisation must continue to update and incorporate current research and evidence base information within the course being delivered to inform their practice.. Registrants should be encouraged to be research minded.. Continuing professional development and reflective practice.. Registrants should maintain an up to date CPD portfolio in line with the councils CPD guidelines.. (Appendix 4).. Reassessment - Maintaining professional standards of practice.. Each registrant must undertake and pass an annual reassessment for clinical competency and fitness to practice in order to remain on the register.. Reassessments for competency should be in areas of theory, practice, health and safety, and adhere to the codes of conduct performance and ethics.. Registrants must maintain a CPD portfolio to be maintained on the register and evidence of this should be confirmed and may be requested at the reassessment.. Registrants who have any APEL should consult the councils APEL document to appraise what elements meet the standards of the council.. (Appendix 5).. Certification.. 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