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Qualifications & Professional Organisations

The College of Phytotherapy was the first to train Medical Herbalists in the United Kingdom.

cpp-logo2017Medical 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 at the last check.

A qualified Medical Herbalist will have the following


MNIMH: The National Institute of Medical Herbalists

MCPP: The College of Practitioners of Phytotherapists

Like so: Andrea Hughes Bsc.(hons) MNIMH, MCPP

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.

The Institute of Functional Medicine (UK)

The IFM Certification Program provides the most comprehensive training available in Functional Medicine. In addition to the above I am currently in the process of attaining the Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner qualification having completed the “Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice” as well as the Advanced Practice Modules.