The Faculty of Homeopathy has over 500 members worldwide.
Membership is open to all statutorily registrable professionals e.g. doctors, dentists, osteopaths, nurses, midwifes and vets. Student membership is open to all undergraduates on programmes leading to registration as a doctor, dentist, osteopath, nurse, midwife or vet etc.
In December 2018 we launched the Affiliate category which is open to medical, nursing, pharmacy, veterinary and other medical professionals eligible for statutory registration in their own jurisdictions, who have completed a course of homeopathic study. This makes the Faculty a supportive home for BHMS/DHMS colleagues plus those practicing in fields such as naturopathy, functional medicine, environmental medicine, integrated medicine and the range of complementary therapies.
Members at all levels are encouraged to get involved in the full range of Faculty activities.
Reasons to join the Faculty
1. Meet like-minded colleagues
If you are interested in homeopathy and are just starting your training, you will gain enormously from being part of the wider homeopathic community – learning from others, sharing experiences and enthusiasm. Being part of the Faculty community will help you gain the most from your ongoing practice of homeopathy, wherever you are in the world.
2. Here to support you
The process of gaining the skills and qualifications to practise safely and effectively may seem challenging, particularly in the face of other pressures. We understand this and we support and encourage those who are starting out on this path through named mentors, local group meetings and local colleagues.
3. Strength in numbers
Above all, we all need the Faculty to lobby and campaign for the recognition of homeopathy’s proper place in healthcare – by speaking as an authority, influencing the way medicine is practised and reinforcing homeopathy’s role in promoting health. By having a strong organisation with global leadership and an active growing membership, we can work more effectively to achieve our shared vision for homeopathic medicine.
See what some of our members have to say about Faculty membership. Click here to download a membership form.
Faculty statement on expansion of membership eligibility criteria
London, United Kingdom, 17th December 2018
The Faculty of Homeopathy was founded in 1844. In 1950 it was incorporated by Act of UK Parliament. Now in 2018, the Faculty is extending its global influence by offering a range of exciting new membership options.
The Faculty of Homeopathy is the preeminent global association for healthcare professionals who are trained to use homeopathy alongside conventional medicine. To date the majority of the Faculty’s members have been doctors practicing in the United Kingdom or European Union plus international members from India, Japan and Australasia. Today the Faculty moves to embrace further its international mission as it moves into its 175th Anniversary celebrations in 2019.
The Faculty is now pleased to be able to accept membership applications from medical, nursing, pharmacy, veterinary and other medical professionals eligible for statutory registration in their own jurisdictions, who have completed a course of homeopathic study. This makes the Faculty a supportive home for BHMS / DHMS colleagues plus those practicing in fields such as naturopathy, functional medicine, environmental medicine, integrated medicine and the range of complementary therapies.
Faculty Membership Convener Dr Patricia Ridsdale said: “There are many parts of the world where homeopathy is embedded and growing. Supporting healthcare professionals globally is the key reason the Faculty has moved to adjust its joining criteria and developed a waiting list of potential members. The Faculty’s international standing is both a benefit and a leadership responsibility. We are looking to unite and support our colleagues.”
Faculty Chief Executive Greg White commented: “The tributes I have received from our international friends in recent weeks, following the tragic passing of Faculty President Dr Peter Fisher, speaks volumes about the high standing he was held in across the spectrum of complementary medicine. We all know Peter was nothing if not a staunch internationalist and therefore it is at the international level we must look to shape his legacy and the Faculty’s future.
He added: ‘Peter was active in debate about membership eligibility throughout his time in office. He was a staunch supporter of growing our membership by the inclusion of healthcare and veterinary professionals eligible for statutory registration in the jurisdictions / legislatures of their practice, who have completed a course of homeopathic study. Growing our worldwide community is essential if homeopathy is to continue to thrive.’”
Footnote  Doctors, dentists, pharmacists, nurses and midwives, veterinarians, osteopaths, chiropractors, opticians and podiatrists, plus professions regulated by the UK Health and Care Professions Council https://www.professionalstandards.org.uk/docs/default-source/section-29/section-29-general/which-professions-are-regulated.pdf?sfvrsn=a8057e20_4