- Clinicians should ensure that their own condition of health and standard of hygiene are such that they pose no risk to the well-being of clients.
- If using their own premises for supervised consultations, clinicians should ensure that these premises are clean and well-maintained. Reasonable care should be taken to maintain hygienic conditions and an atmosphere of professionalism.
- Clinicians should respect and take account of clients’ individual personal beliefs and preferences.
- Vitamin and mineral supplements should not be given as a substitute for proper eating habits unless there is some valid reason for so doing.
- Supplements should not be used at levels which have been linked with problems of toxicity.
- Proper consideration should be given to the appropriate levels of supplements recommended. This is especially so if supplements are stocked and sold at the practice.
- The precautions for recommending supplements and certain foods for pregnant women should be observed.
- Herbal supplements, if recommended, should be done in accordance with the guidelines issued by the manufacturer (unless the practitioner is also a qualified herbalist).
- Proper consideration should be given before recommending any exclusion diet e.g. FODMAP, gluten free/dairy free, especially to anyone with a previous history of eating disorders.
- Nutritional supplements are not drugs and should not be referred to in the medical sense.
I have read and agree to abide by the Code of Ethics and Practice, as outlined above
Name (please print) CAMILLA ELMS
CHNC Code of Conduct, Ethics and Performance
I abide by the CNHC code of conduct Ethics and Performance (CNHC 2018).
I shall ‘act in keeping with the spirit as well as the specific wording of this Code of Conduct, Ethics and Performance – these are binding requirements on registrants’.
I shall ‘maintain and update my knowledge and skills by undertaking Continuing Professional Development (CPD) every year’.
I shall ‘co-operate if asked to provide information that the CNHC need to be able to perform their functions’.
I respect the clients’ dignity, individuality and privacy.
I respect the clients’ rights to be involved in decisions about their care.
I justify public trust and confidence by being honest and trustworthy.
I will provide a good standard of practice and care.
I will protect clients and colleagues from risk of harm.
I will, at all times, follow the current sound practice of a reasonable practitioner.