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 at the last check.
A qualified Medical Herbalist will have the following
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” certification with further modules to look forward to.