On 4th January 2021 the Government put in to place new guidelines under which businesses and services may operate. As a consequence The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) have informed all its members that that they may still operate at this time.
The BAcC is supported in their role by the Professional Standards Agency (PSA) which has resulted in its members being able to work with people at BAcC phase 3: Urgent care and high needs.
What does this mean for BTAC?
It is down to individual professional judgement who fits into the category of “Urgent Care and High Needs.”
We have been informed, by the BAcC, that we may operate under our COVID-19 secure status and offer treatment to patients falling in to the outlined categories. This currently means we may work with patients requiring support with the following:
- anything affecting mental health and the maintenance of chronic pain etc could be seen as High Needs
- a consideration could also be whether treatment is time dependant – such as in IVF cases
- treatment can depend on whether the patient is likely to require further medication or see a GP if they weren’t treated until after the lockdown
If you are in any doubt about the above and wish to discuss treatment with a practitioner under the current situation please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
The BTAC team.