NHS Pilot Project

Royal Liverpool University Hospital / British Acupuncture Federation

Acupuncture Stress Reduction NHS Pilot Project

The British Acupuncture Federation (BAF) have been invited to undertake an initial 8 week NHS pilot project in partnership with the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, to help reduce stress in the workplace for NHS staff by the use of Acupuncture.

The first of these projects which the BAF hope will become a national project will start at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. The BAWMA as a fully accredited member organisation of the British Acupuncture Federation on Merseyside, has been selected to undertake this first exciting an innovative inaugural NHS pilot project.

If you are an NHS Healthcare Professional (Doctor, Dentist, RN, Physio, Midwife, Osteopath, Chiropractor, Podiatrist etc.) holding BAWMA Acupuncture qualifications and registration, and would like to take part in this NHS support project it would require your expertise for just one afternoon per week.

The clinical sessions can be shared by a group of colleagues – which would not require you to cover every Acupuncture treatment sessions or every week. The BAF have selected a set treatment program adopting the NADA points supported by outcome scores for all clients during the treatment processes. Using the NADA protocol will avoid clients leaving the workplace having to undress, and so NHS staff can return to work more quickly. As stress is at an all-time high in the NHS, we envisage a lot of interest in this project from both the hospital and the media.

Prior to the pilot project beginning in September, an initial introductory meeting will be held at the Liner Hotel Liverpool to familiarise interested colleagues with all aspects of the project.

If you would like to be part of this innovative project on Merseyside please contact:

Mr Ken Atherton at the British Academy of Western Medical Acupuncture on the email address below

Ken Atherton

Lord.Atherton@dsl.pipex.com

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