|Dalian Medical University||Dalian||Ordinary||Medicine||Urban||Public|
|Central South University||Changsha||985 Project||Comprehensive||Urban||Public|
|Huazhong University of Science and Technology||Wuhan||985 Project||Comprehensive||Urban||Public|
|China Medical University||Shenyang||Ordinary||Medicine||Urban||Public|
|Fudan University||Shanghai||985 Project||Comprehensive||Urban||Public|
|Jilin University||Changchun||985 Project||Comprehensive||Urban||Public|
|Wuhan University||Wuhan||985 Project||Comprehensive||Urban||Public|
|Southeast University||Nanjing||985 Project||Comprehensive||Urban||Public|
|Guangxi Medical University||Nanning||Ordinary||Medicine||Suburb||Public|
|Hebei Medical University||Shijiazhuang||Ordinary||Medicine||Urban||Public|
|Nanjing Medical University||Nanjing||Ordinary||Medicine||Suburb||Public|
|Fujian Medical University||Fuzhou||Ordinary||Medicine||Suburb||Public|
|Soochow University||Suzhou||211 Project||Comprehensive||Urban||Public|
|Capital Medical University||Beijing||Ordinary||Medicine||Urban||Public|
|Xi an Jiaotong University||Xi'an||985 Project||Comprehensive||Urban||Public|
|Nanchang University||Nanchang||211 Project||Comprehensive||Suburb||Public|
|Zhejiang University||Hangzhou||985 Project||Comprehensive||Urban||Public|
|Chongqing Medical University||Chongqing||Ordinary||Medicine||Urban||Public|
|Guangzhou Medical University||Guangzhou||Ordinary||Medicine||Urban||Public|
|Southern Medical University||Guangzhou||Ordinary||Medicine||Suburb||Public|
|Harbin Medical University||Harbin||Ordinary||Medicine||Urban||Public|
|Tianjin Medical University||Tianjin||211 Project||Medicine||Urban||Public|
|Xinjiang Medical University||Urumqi||Ordinary||Medicine||Suburb||Public|
|Anhui Medical University||Hefei||Ordinary||Medicine||Urban||Public|
|Ningxia Medical University||Yinchuan||Ordinary||Medicine||Urban||Public|
Chinese Medical Council (CMC)
The Chinese Medical Council, UK, CMC in abbreviation, announced its establishment on 8th June, 2004 at the Forum Room of the Chinese Medical Institute and Register, London. It is an authoritative organisation governing the Chinese Medicine profession and comprises specialists in the field. Its purpose is to collaborate with the government in regulatory issues and the safety of practice, as well as to protect the rightful legal interest of the practitioners. In doing so, it aims to promote the development of Chinese Medicine in the UK.
The CMC was formed after much deliberation which followed the Chinese Medicine Legislation Forum (CMLF) on 29th April 2003. The concept of a council which functions to regulate Chinese medicine and to ensure that safety and high standards are maintained has been explored in many meetings in which various organisations within the Chinese medicine community participated. This is a necessary step for Chinese medicine and a precondition for achieving collaboration between the Chinese medicine community and DH in an effective capacity for ensuring safety, quality and excellence in practice. The CMC will also be able to secure a positive future for Chinese medicine within the UK healthcare system.
The CMC, comprises the following organisations - The Chinese Medical Institute & Register (CMIR), The Chinese Healthcare Institute & Register (CHIR), Association of Chinese Medicine Practitioners (ACMP), Anglo-Chinese Medical Doctors Society (ACMDS), Federation of Traditional Chinese Medicine, UK (FTCM) and the AcuMedic Foundation. On 20th of May 2007, a special meeting was held in which the member organisations agreed to form a unified single federated Joint Voluntary Register (JVR). The Chinese Medicine Working Group was informed in writing about the position of the CMC on various issues. The CMC affirmed its policy of unity and inclusivity in representing the Chinese medicine profession.
The CMC was born out of the former Chinese Medicine Alliance as a federated organisation. It is facing many challenges to unify the Chinese medicine profession in the UK, which is fractured and complex in background. To achieve consensus in the merging of members as a single Joint Voluntary Register, the council decided to agree on a programme of unity. The details of this programme will be implemented step by step to ensure cohesion.
Since the agreement on 20th May 2007, the CMC is progressing steadily towards unity and is maturing as a federated organisation to govern the Chinese medical profession. The DH Steering Group has published “Report to Ministers on the Statutory Regulation of Practitioners of Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Other Traditional Medicine Systems Practised in the UK” in May 2008. The CMC will continue its close collaborations with the government and other organisations in the UK and internationally to further its aims.