maintains a register for professional herbalists so that the public can be assured of the professionalism of the herbalists who are members of the NIMH
sets the standards for herbal education, practice and conduct
ensures the development of the profession of herbal medicine using a model of continuous improvement in practice
ensures all members abide by a strict code of ethics and conduct
promotes the profession of herbal medicine so that its contribution to public health is understood and recognised
Admission to the Institute follows graduation from an accredited course. Studies include the medical sciences, clinical diagnostic skills, herbs, herbal pharmacy, nutrition and so on. Members are trained to treat each person as an individual and create a treatment plan to suit the varied needs of patients who are suffering from a whole range of health conditions.
The letters MNIMH or FNIMH after the name of a herbalist are your assurance of a professional practitioner you can depend on. All NIMH Members are governed by a strict Code of Ethics and Practice, with a complaints and disciplinary procedure. They are also covered by professional malpractice insurance
The herbalist's learning continues throughout his/her professional career. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a mandatory requirement, for all NIMH herbalists, and is monitored by the NIMH.
For further information about the NIMH go to: http://www.nimh.org.uk or contact National Institute of Medical Herbalists Clover House James Court South Street Exeter Devon EX1 1EE
Tel: 01392 426022
You should contact the NIMH to check that your herbalist is a bona fide member of the NIMH.