A TCM practitioner in the UK may currently register voluntarily with a professional body (302). However, the UK Government has announced that it is to statutorily regulate those prescribing Chinese herbal medicines on a one-to-one basis (after an individual consultation) under the aegis of the Health Professions Council.
302. DH (Department of Health) Professional Stadards Division. Joint UK-wide consultation on the Report to Ministers from the DH steering Group on the statutory regulation of practitioners of herbal medicine, traditional Chinese medicine and other traditional medicine systems practised in the UK. London: 2009 Contract No.: 12123.