Conditions of Faculty Membership
The Faculty of Homeopathy accredits and sets the standards for the training, education and practice of homeopathy by statutorily registered healthcare professionals. Membership of the Faculty is only open to healthcare professionals holding a full and current registration with a UK statutory regulatory healthcare body or recognised overseas equivalent body.
The Associate level of membership is not a qualification and does not confer any statement of a practitioner’s ability to practise homeopathy. Under no circumstances, therefore, should a healthcare practitioner use Associate membership of the Faculty to state or imply a competence in homeopathy. Nor should Associate membership be used by a healthcare professional to suggest any form of Faculty registration, endorsement or qualification. Associate membership does not confer the right to use as a title “Associate Member of the Faculty of Homeopathy” or any abbreviated form in a way that could lead others to misinterpret this category of membership as a formal qualification.
All members are bound to act within the competence of the healthcare profession(s) for which they hold current registration. The Faculty of Homeopathy will defer to members’ professional bodies for advice on the scope and limitation of homeopathic practice that can be regulated within their healthcare profession.
Faculty members are also bound to act within the defined level of competence of their Faculty accredited training and qualification in homeopathy. Members may practise homeopathy beyond the limits of their Faculty accredited qualification only under supervision and as part of a Faculty of Homeopathy accredited training programme.
The use of Faculty of Homeopathy membership or qualification status beyond the privileges set out in the Faculty of Homeopathy Act, its byelaws and regulations is prohibited.
Any breach of these conditions will be regarded as a disciplinary offence. Such a breach could lead to a referral to the Faculty’ s Disciplinary and Professional Performance Committee for investigation and the resulting disciplinary action could ultimately lead to expulsion from the Faculty. The Faculty Council may report the breach to the relevant statutory professional body following a recommendation of the Disciplinary and Professional Performance Committee.