Welcome to the Home Page of the FNTP Website

This Website aims to provide you with information on Nutritional Therapy and Practitioners of Nutritional Therapy throughout the United Kingdom . We aim to provide a useful service for members as well as the general public and to link to other organisations and groups. We provide information on education providers, if you want to train as a Nutritional Therapist or are already a qualified practitioner looking to extend your training via Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses. We aim to provide up-to-date information on regulation, protection of the public and legal issues; as well as keeping you informed of the latest research developments and to negotiate reduced rates on indemnity insurance for members.

This site also provides information for those interested the services of a Nutritional Therapist; we tell you what you can expect from your practitioner and also where you can find one, local to your area.

We welcome contact with our website visitors.

Please e-mail us with your comments or contact us on: 0870 3120042


Why are we here and what do we do?

In 2001 two of the seven associations representing Nutrition Therapists joined together to form a new organisation called the Nutritional Therapy Council. In 2005 this new organisation removed professional association governance. Whilst participating in the failed Federal Working Group project the organisation declared itself to be the voluntary self-regulator of the Nutritional Therapy profession. In reality they enjoyed the support of only a small yet vocal section of the profession.

The self-styled regulator was simply ignored by most practitioners, whilst some struggled to engage with an increasingly cumbersome and expensive registration process. With the majority of schools and therapists outside the NTC the group posed little threat to the professional reputations and livelihoods of most Nutritional Therapists. In October 2008 this changed.

NTC approached the Health Professions Council with a view to instigating Statutory Regulation for Practitioners of Nutritional Therapy. A successful application will render as a criminal act the practice of Nutritional Therapy by anyone not meeting the criteria as determine by NTC. This is of course completely unacceptable.

The Federation of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners is a non-profit federation governed by its membership. It will act for its membership in discussion with legitimate regulators, government departments, and lead bodies. It will communicate with the orthodox medical profession and all other appropriate agencies and organisations in the development of standards of Education, Training and Practice acceptable to a much wider section of our esteemed profession.

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