About us

About us

Membership of the Society of Homeopaths (shown by the letters RSHom) is your guarantee of a well-trained, registered and insured professional homeopath.

Our register of members has the stamp of approval from the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA) , a Government sanctioned agency whose aim is to protect the public.

We are the largest organisation registering homeopaths in the UK and ours is the only register (dedicated to homeopaths) that is accredited by the PSA, which oversees the regulation and registration of healthcare professionals.

The Society offers a wide range of services to members, including practice support, a quarterly journal, and legal helplines, as well as promoting and campaigning for homeopathy generally in the public arena.

As well as our register of homeopaths, we operate a system for the recognition of the courses that educate them, to ensure that high standards of training are met.

  • Each of our members has a story to tell – a story about illness, and a journey to health – a life-changing inspiration that led them to train as homeopathic practitioners. For most, it was ...

  • Before joining our register as qualified homeopaths, our members complete rigorous training (normally three years full time or four years part time) with one of our recognised course providers. ...

Our members

Each of our members has a story to tell – a story about illness, and a journey to health – a life-changing inspiration that led them to train as homeopathic practitioners.

For most, it was either their own ill health or that of a family member that led them to try homeopathic medicine, and eventually to train as a homeopath, often giving up other careers to do so.

Our members come from all walks of life, with a wide variety of professional backgrounds and experience, from nurses, solicitors, pharmacists and journalists to accountants and actors. What they share is a passion for homeopathy and a commitment to their patients’ health and wellbeing.

Training

Before joining our register as qualified homeopaths, our members complete rigorous training (normally three years full time or four years part time) with one of our recognised course providers. On registering, they sign up to a stringent Code of Ethics and Practice, agree to practise in accordance with strict occupational standards and criteria and undertake an ongoing programme of continuing professional development.

How we work

We are a membership organisation governed by a board of directors, which consists of six homeopaths elected by members, together with three lay members, appointed for their expertise in specific areas 

We have a fully staffed office, which provides management and administrative support for Society activities, and is the first port of call for enquiries from both members, and the public. We also have a team of consultants who offer specialist skills.

History

The Society was founded in 1978 by a small group of homeopaths who were keen to work together for the development of the profession and to ensure high standards in the practice of homeopathy. Today, the Society has 1,200 registered members across the UK.

Engagement with other organisations

We are involved in a number of different organisations involved in promoting homeopathy and is in liaison with official organisations to ensure that information about homeopathy is accurate and fairly represented.

The Society is an active founding member of The European Central Council of Homeopaths (ECCH), our representatives participate in the work of The Parliamentary Group for Integrated Healthcare and we are in liaison with national and regional organisations concerned with all aspects of health, such as The Department of Health, private medical insurance companies and The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). We are also involved in 4Homeopathy, a collaboration of 11 homeopathic organisations and charities, who work together to promote the benefits of homeopathy.

 

Status

The Society of Homeopaths Ltd is a Company Limited by Guarantee (Registered No. 01392004). It is also a not-for-profit organisation, which means that rather than having any shareholders expecting dividends, we reinvest any surplus straight back into the company to support our members and the profession.

TradCo is the Society’s trading company, offering a wide range of affordable homeopathic and practice-support merchandise to both homeopaths and the public.

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