Archive for October, 2012

A Message from BANT Chair


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BANT Launches Its Five Year Strategic Plan

Since its inauguration 14 years ago, BANT has evolved to become the primary representative association for the nutritional therapy profession in the UK. In this time BANT has worked on behalf of members to raise standards in the profession as well as continually seeking to improve its own standards too. Developing the National Occupational Standards, working with the NTC, implementing CPD and working with the CNHC for voluntary self-regulation are amongst some of its notable achievements to date.

In 2012 our professional standards were challenged by the Which? Report and with the appointment of an almost entirely new Council shortly after, a more cohesive strategy has been created. Through the new mission and vision we bring together the needs of individual members with the support they need from their membership organization. This strategy focuses on the needs of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners, such as increasing consultations, and supporting practitioners so this can be done safely and effectively, but also on how BANT can ultimately develop into a Centre of Excellence in order to secure the future success of our profession.

The task of BANT Council’s inaugural Strategy Team was therefore to set about developing BANT’s vision for the future, learning from the past (including from other similar therapies such as osteopathy and chiropractic), researching the wider environment and then producing a robust 5 year plan to deliver the vision in this complex and dynamic environment.

The Strategic Plan is intended to provide direction and clarity, ensure commitment
and confident decision-making and also transparency to members on how BANT will deliver on its promises and put future membership fees to best use.

How will BANT deliver its Mission and Vision to Members?

These 4 critical success factors are the basic elements we must achieve as a profession in order to accomplish the new mission. The 11 strategic objectives below specify how BANT will deliver on these 4 basic elements including timescales and metrics for the next 5 years. Operational plans have been produced by each team detailing how they will deliver their part of the strategic objectives.

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BANT’s declaration of support to the Falls and Fractures Alliance set by Age UK and the National Osteoporosis Society

BANT has joined the newly created Falls and Fractures Alliance by the National Osteoporosis Society (NOS). Click on the link below to read our action plans for reducing the rate of hospital admissions for hip fractures and for falls-related injuries among older people between now and 2017.

The National Osteoporosis Society is the only UK wide charity dedicated to improving the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. The charity was established in 1986 and has since grown into a well respected national charity with approximately 25,000 members and over 50 members of staff.

The Falls and Fractures Alliance has amongst its members a number of top nationwide charities, including AgeUK, The Royal College of Physicians, The Royal College of Nursing, The Society for Endocrinology, The College of Occupational Therapists, The Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the Royal Geriatric Society, to name but a few.

BANT is honoured to have been chosen to join the Alliance and looks forward to many years of professional collaboration with the National Osteoporosis Society and the rest of the member charity organisations.


To view the BANT declaration use this link:


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CAM Conferences 2013 in collaboration with BANT

We are delighted to announce that we are working in collaboration with CAM Conferences for a series of three CAM Conferences in 2013. CAM Conferences will be inviting internationally-recognised speakers at the forefront of nutritional research to bring a first-class day of education and networking that is designed exclusively for nutritional therapists.

BANT will be holding the 2013 AGM on 9th of March 2013 in collaboration with CAM Conferences. The AGM is for BANT members only and is free of charge.

CLICK HERE to book your place.
CLICK HERE to download the booking form.


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