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Bulletin: January 2016

18th January 2016

Important Notice from the CNHC & Professional Reflexology Petition –

NICE proposes removing complementary therapies from its Guideline

 

NICE, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, is currently reviewing its guideline for ‘Improving supportive and palliative care in adults’. The draft scope proposes removing complementary therapies from the NICE guideline (at line 109 of the draft). Given the contribution that complementary therapies make to improving the wellbeing of people using these services, this represents a retrograde step. The Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) will be responding to challenge this proposal.

 

If you work for an organisation in supportive and palliative care, make sure the organisation registers as a stakeholder with NICE in order to respond to the consultation, which closes on 29 January 2016 at 5.00pm.

 

Consultation details are here: http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/indevelopment/gid-cgwave0799/consultation/html-content

 

NICE is also looking for lay and professional committee members to consider the guideline. If you are a service user, family member or carer of someone using supportive and palliative care, or a health professional with relevant experience, then you can apply to become a member of the committee here: http://www.nice.org.uk/get-involved/join-a-committee

 

Professional Reflexology has taken action in this matter by instigating an online petition, and has requested that we ask our Registrants to consider signing. As stated above, the petition has to be completed by 29 January, so please do this now if you believe that complementary therapies should be retained within the guidelines. Most people have known, or know, a friend or family member who has, or is, suffering from cancer. Help us to stop the opportunity of benefiting from Complementary Therapy being taken away from them by adding your signature. Also, to add weight to your objection, preferably leave a comment after you have signed the petition.

 

Please follow this link to sign the petition: https://goo.gl/2b3p84

 

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Hypnosis May Provide New Option for ‘Awake Surgery’ for Brain Cancer

 

Could hypnosis help to reduce the psychological trauma associated with “awake craniotomy” for brain cancers? A new “hypnosedation” technique offers a fresh alternative for patients undergoing awake surgery for gliomas, suggests a study in the January issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

 

Initial evaluation shows a high rate of successful hypnosis in patients undergoing “awake craniotomy” for brain cancer (glioma), report Dr. Ilyess Zemmoura of Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Tours, France, and colleagues. They believe that hypnosedation might be especially valuable in patients with more advanced brain cancers.

 

Read on at:  http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-12-hypnosis-option-surgery-brain-cancer.html

 

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The GHR Administration Team

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