Christopher Hobbs Lectures 2015

Christopher Hobbs gave this 2 part lecture in Manchester at our 2015 AGM. Click to view the Morning Lecture (coming soon) Click to view the Afternoon Lecture (coming soon)
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Herbal Medicine Under Threat

The Department of Health is currently consulting on the proposed statutory regulation of herbal/traditional medicine, TCM and acupuncture practitioners. We are very concerned that this means that herbal medicine is under threat. The public could soon lose access to many herbal medicines currently available. Herbalists and their suppliers might have to close down if – as now seems likely – the Government fails to introduce statutory regulation of practitioners – as it has for osteopaths and chiropractors. http://www.ehpa.eu/pdf/home/Press_Release_EHTPA_Herbal_Medicine_on_the_Brink.pdf The Department of Health consultation questionnaire can be found at: http://www.info.doh.gov.uk/questionnaire/ahmtcm_consultion.nsf EHTPA is encouraging all those who have been unable to respond to contact their MP, and to let EHTPA know too,
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Annual General Meeting and Conference

16th September 2017 – Hampton Court Palace and St Paul’s Parish Hall, East Molesley, KT8  9DR – 9:30am to 5:30pm Our conference start with the morning spent at historic Hampton Court Palace. Here we will meet our experienced guide, who will explain the various ailments that plagued the palace’s most notable residents, and how they were treated, using herbs from the Palace’s kitchen garden. After our morning talk, there will be time for lunch and free time for you to visit this historic Palace and grounds, before the second part of the day, we will head to St Paul’s Parish Hall, where we
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New Website

We have a new website! We hope you like the new look to our website. Watch out for updates over the next few months. If you have any feedback or comments regarding site functionality please contact our webmaster
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Directive on traditional herbal medicinal products

Guidance on Transitional arrangements for the Directive on traditional herbal medicinal products (Directive 2004/24/EC, amending Directive 2001/83/EC) On 30 April 2011 transitional protection under the Directive on traditional herbal medicinal products (Directive 2004/24/EC) expires. This means that the “herbal exemption” from licensing under Section 12(2) of the Medicines Act 1968 will not longer be available. This note updates guidance previously issued about the application of transitional protection under the Directive, providing additional advice on issues businesses will need to bear in mind as the transitional period ends. Changes include the addition of a section on the impact on herbal practitioners and
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HerbFest 2014

HerbFest 2014 was at Croydon Hall, Somerset A 3 day Celebration of Healing Plants for people with a passion for herbs at  Croydon Hall in Somerset from 27th to 29th June, 2014. HerbFest is a herbal gathering combining informative lectures, practical workshops and plant walks, with time to relax and enjoy the company. There will be a choice of activities through the day, and entertainment in the evenings. It is an opportunity to celebrate your connections to the wider herbal community and deepen your knowledge and healing skills. Again this year there were some wonderful teachers – Vijay Murthy, Rocio
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