Benefits Of Joining

Benefits Of Joining



Membership Benefits Full Member Full Non-Practising Member Associate Member Student Member
Acknowledgement of professional status by Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
Becoming part of a professional body that aims to promote and safeguard members' interests
A listing in the BANT Directory of Practitioners, which is available on the BANT website
A detailed web entry, listing Qualifications, Specialities, Further Information, a photo & up to 5 practice addresses
A Certificate of Membership
Use of CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics and the BANT Professional Practice Handbook
Structure for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and a listing of current BANT recognised CPD events
Free access and use of our Member Groups set up in LinkedIn
Free access and use of the Learning Zone
Free access and use of the online CPD Logging System
Free licensed access and use of the professional version of the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database and the Natural Standard Database
Discounted membership of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM)
Discounted subscription offers for specific publications from Target Publishing Ltd (TPL)
Opportunities to network via Regional Co-ordinators
Information about lectures, conferences, seminars and advertised jobs
Preferential rates for events and other services
Monthly e-Newsletters and frequent e-blasts containing important information
Voting rights at the Annual General Meeting
Eligibility to stand for BANT committees and council
Detailed General Benefits of BANT Membership

BANT is regarded as the professional body that embodies the seal of excellence for nutritional health professionals.

BANT is recognised as a professional body for Nutritional Therapy by the voluntary regulator, the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). CNHC's register has been approved as an Accredited Voluntary Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA).

BANT fully supports the recommendation that all nutrition professionals involved in providing advice to the public should come under the strictest regulation.

BANT continually monitors the developments within the nutrition industry and intervenes on your behalf, wherever appropriate, or when we feel members' activities may be affected.

BANT strives to always notify members of any changes or new developments within the Nutritional Therapy Profession and throughout the wider healthcare sector.

BANT is recognised as one of the major players in the nutrition industry and, as such, is often requested to comment on consultation documents issued by the Government, the EU and from within the industry.

BANT pursues the continued interface between the three major nutrition professions establishing our rightful position in the industry and retaining the Nutritional Therapists' rights to practice autonomously.

BANT provides an extensive Professional Practice Handbook as guidance and requirements for practitioners in order to ensure they meet the demands of the NOS and are safe and legal in practice.

BANT has a dedicated Professional Practice Committee that acts as the interface between the client and practitioner thus providing a barrier between the parties and reducing the stress that accompanies such investigations.

The BANT CPD committee regularly assesses a wide range of professional seminars ensuring they fit the BANT CPD requirements. These seminars are then listed on the CPD and Conference web page which is only available to BANT members.

BANT has established regional groups offering support and direction for all BANT members.

BANT has negotiated discounted block scheme insurance with Balens and also recommends a range of other insurance.

BANT admin supports practitioners via a dedicated email enquiry system that boasts real time response rates between 20-120 minutes during normal working hours. Members also have an option to contact BANT via phone. The response rate to phone calls is normally within 12-24 hours.

BANT Council, Committees and Team volunteers all undertake work for BANT on a voluntary basis, thereby ensuring that membership fees can be utilised to further the needs of the profession.