Key benefits of BAcC membership

  • 'Gold standard' professional insurance: for medical malpractice and public products liability cover of up to £5 million
  • Additional insurance benefits: 24-hour legal helpline; professional legal protection up to £100,000; cover for additional therapies; cover for teaching; personal accident insurance up to £25,000
  • Register of members: published annually and listing all all UK and overseas practising members' practice details.
  • BAcC website practitioner search listing: now the most popular way for the public to find BAcC members and book appointments
  • Members only website area: a rich resource to help you in your professional life including: an active forum; the latest research and news; PR and marketing help and advice; regional activities; video updates about what's going on at the BAcC; local PR toolkits; step-by-step guides to Twitter, Facebook, search engine optimisation etc; events and workshops; regional group meetings.
  • Public relations: tailor made PR advice and tips to help you deal with the media, as well as BAcC-led PR to national and local newspapers and magazines to drive awareness of BAcC members and acupuncture.
  • Advertising guidelines: the latest on the laws that advertise your practice.
  • Regional groups: regional networking, supported by the BAcC, driven by local co-ordinators and meeting the needs of practitioners at a local level; meetings, events. exhibitions, speakers, practitioner development, etc.
  • Private health insurers: many PHIs now approve BAcC members and we continue to work with all of them. to increase the list.
  • Practitioner support service: a confidential service to help you deal with patient complaints or any other difficult practice situation.
  • Research funding: the BAcC is the sole funding body for the Acupuncture Research Resource Centre (ARRC), which provides research support for all members, including access to ARRCbase, a unique archive holding over 16,000 references on acupuncture and related practices.
  • Safe practice officer: offering advice on any issues regarding safe practice, such as adverse events, contraindications.
  • Enhancing the profile of acupuncture: lobbying relevant political organisations and government bodies on behalf of members and the profession as a whole.
  • Business support programme: workshops to help support you in your practice including marketing, advanced IT skills, financial management and developing your business.
  • The Acupuncturist: you in-house magazine, produced five times a year and focused on anything and everything to do with your practice.
  • BAcC annual conference: with speakers from all over the world, connecting you to the wider acupuncture community.
  • Maternity allowance: reduced fees available to any member planning to have a baby or adopt a young child.
  • European Journal of Oriental Medicine: EJOM is our own peer review journal, published twice a year.
  • E-news: a monthly email keeping you up to date with all the latest news and information.
  • BAcC office staff: covering a broad range of experience and always on hand to help you with all aspects of your professional life.


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