MPs launch inquiry on complementary therapies

29 Sep 2022

MPs on the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Beauty and Wellbeing (APPG BAW) have launched an inquiry into the utilisation of complementary therapies promoting patients’ physical health, mental health and wellbeing.

MPs on the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Beauty and Wellbeing (APPG BAW) have launched an inquiry into the utilisation of complementary therapies promoting patients’ physical health, mental health and wellbeing.

The APPG BAW will look into the possibility that complementary therapies including massages, acupuncture, chiropractic, osteopathy homeopathy and others, could optimise overall health, support those with existing health conditions and prevent deterioration in health.

The inquiry will also explore the potential business benefits the sector could bring, the skills gaps that need to be filled in order to facilitate this, the changing demand for these services and how this demand could help alleviate pressure on the NHS.

Carolyn Harris and Judith Cummins, MPs and co-chairs of the APPG BAW, said, “Great steps have been made to secure the beauty industry recognition in Parliament and Government, however the value of complementary therapies in supporting everyone’s health is not being adequately recognised. We look forward to receiving representations from across the industry as we seek to make recommendations to the Government to support the sector’s future and ensure its role in supporting the UK’s health is maximised.”

The deadline for Call for Evidence submissions is midnight on November 11 – see more details here.

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