Institute for Complementary Medicine
About the ICM
The Institute for Complementary Medicine (ICM) is a registered charity (Charity Number 326258) that was formed in 1982 to provide the public with information on Complementary Medicine. As part of that programme, it has initiated a research project to develop ways to control, regulate and research all the different disciplines and techniques in ways that protect the qualified practitioners and ensure safety of the general public.
The ICM administers the British Register of Complementary Practitioners (BRCP) which has 18 autonomous Divisions. The ICM has formed 18 Councils to provide Registers and teaching institutions with a forum within which to discuss matters of mutual interest - especially National Occupational Standards and research.
Through the offices of the ICM the general public can:- Obtain lists of practitioners of all types of Complementary Medicine who have proved to be qualified and safe to practise on the general public. Obtain names of courses in Complementary Medicine which will enable them if successful to obtain a recognised qualification that will qualify them to join the National Register of Complementary Medicine - the British Register of Complementary Practitioners.