Consultation response: Department of Health statutory regulation of practitioners of acupuncture and other traditional medicines in the UK

This paper is a formal response to the consultation on the report to ministers from the Department of Health's steering group on the statutory regulation of practitioners of acupuncture, herbal medicine, and other traditional medicine systems practiced in the UK. 

This consultation follows a series of reports and consultations that have sought to address the question of whether to regulate the practitioners of acupuncture and herbal medicine and, if so, how to regulate them.