Formed in 1984 and as the largest Professional Network of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists, we are a member-led organisation with over 6000 members.
The AACP has a member-elected governing board and is managed by a team of enthusiastic staff in Peterborough.
Membership of the AACP will;
I am a physiotherapist keen to learn acupuncture. Can I join?
If you have the following, you can attend an AACP Foundation Course:
You will also be asked if you are able to give consent to receive repetitive needling (delivered by fellow course participants and the tutor).
What does the Foundation Course entail?
How can I attend a Foundation Course
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I am a physiotherapist trained in acupuncture techniques. Can I join?
For full AACP membership, you will need to:
Other AACP membership benefits
Annual AACP conference and networking opportunities
Access to discounted CPD workshops and training
Free top-up PLI insurance
Entitlement to treat patients in many NHS trusts with acupuncture
Entitlement to treat patients registered with most Private Health Insurers
Substantial discounts on consumables and publications
Support and advice on commissioning and clinical benefits
Free AACP Journals and e-newsletters
Informative members-only website and on-line database access
Click here for the comprehensive list of AACP member benefits.
Types of AACP Membership
Trainee membership is automatic and free of charge whilst undergoing an AACP-approved Foundation Acupuncture Course. After successful completion you will become an Accredited Member and only one year after the start of your Course you will start paying a subscription fee. At both instances we shall contact you.
Accredited membership of the AACP is obtained once the Foundation Course has been successfully completed. The AACP renewal subscription of £80 is payable annually and may be paid by direct debit or card. Accredited members have access to the full range of member benefits. Click here to see member benefits.
Accredited Non-Practicing Membership
Temporary non-practising membership is available for members who don't practise for a limited period, for example as a result of maternity leave. This status does expire after one year, after which full accredited membership will have to be re-instated or membership has to cease. The only benefits that non-practicing members do not have access to is the PLI top-up and any product related discounts.
Temporarily non-practising Members pay a reduced annual fee of £25.
Retired membership applies to those that are no longer practicing acupuncture regularly, however would like to keep informed of developments within the world of acupuncture. Retired members will still recieve the bi-annual journal 'Acupuncture in Physiotherapy™', monthly E-Newsletters and access to the members area of the website. Retired members do not have access to is the PLI top-up and any product related discounts.
Retired Members pay a reduced annual fee of £25.