The College of Phytotherapy was the first to train Medical Herbalists in the United Kingdom.
Medical Herbalists who graduated from the College before the year 2000 will hold a Diploma in Phytotherapy ( Dip.Phyt) The College then obtained validation from The University of Wales and its students graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Phytotherapy.
A few other Universities in the United Kingdom also offer BSc courses in Herbal Medicine, including Middlesex and Westminster Universities.
A highly trained Medical Herbalist will have the following letters after their name:
MNIMH: The National Institute of Medical Herbalists
MCPP: The College of Practitioners of Phytotherapists
Both professional organisations maintain a high level of training, continual professional development and have strict professional codes of conduct. All active practitioners must have current liability insurance,
Andrea is a member of both organisations.