Heather McLeod


Body, Mind, Soul,


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Research Organisations: United Kingdom

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Library and Information Service (CAMLIS)


CAMLIS is a central London library open to all for reference, and to members as a borrowing library. The library catalogue is available to search online and CAMLIS users can access the complete backrun of 200 print journal holdings covering all areas of complementary and alternative medicine, in many languages, some dating back to the Nineteenth‐Century. Full‐text articles from our 50 e-journal subscriptions are available online for members to read or download. The full list of journals is available.






Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School,

Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, England





Institute for Complementary and Natural Medicine (ICNM)


"The ICNM provides the public with information on all aspects of the safe and best practice of Complementary Medicine through its practitioners, courses and research." The ICNM "administers the British Register of Complementary Practitioners (BRCP), one of the longest-running registers of its kind in the country. It is a multi-disciplinary register of professional Practitioners and Therapists who have provided evidence of their individual competence to practice."





The Research Council for Complementary Medicine (RCCM)


The RCCM is a charity which, since, 1983 has focused on developing and promoting research into good quality evidence. We have worked strategically with key bodies such as The Kings Fund, Department of Health, NHS library for Health-CAM specialist Library, The Prince’s Foundation for Integrated Health, and CAMSTRAND (Heads of CAM in UK Universities) and the International Society of Complementary Medicine Research (ISCMR). Aims are the dissemination of research findings, the facilitation of appropriate research and the exploration of the relationship between CAM and Conventional Medicine. See the section on Resources for CAM Research






The NHS Priorities/CAMEOL Project was a joint project between the Research Council for Complementary Medicine (RCCM) and the School of Integrated Health (now part of the School of Life Sciences), University of Westminster (UoW), London and University of Plymouth, UK.

Original aims of the project:    

  • To carry out a detailed review and critical appraisal of the published research in specific complementary therapies, focussing on key areas of NHS priority.

  • To make this information available to health care professionals, researchers and the public via the Internet.

  • To maintain an evidence-based information resource that reflects current research evidence and to establish an ongoing process for updating this information.





Complementary Therapies in the NHS Evidence Base


NHS Evidence is a service that enables access to authoritative clinical and non-clinical evidence and best practice through a web-based portal. It helps people from across the NHS, public health and social care sectors to make better decisions as a result. NHS Evidence is managed by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).

Health system information from the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

HiT England 2011 CAMLIS CAMLIS Journal List Complementary Medicine ICNM RCCM Flag of the UK RCCM Resources Research NHS Evidence CAM NICE HiT Wales 2004 Department of Health

Department of Health and the National Health Service

NHS Policy NHS for Consumers HiT United Kingdom 1999 CAMEOL Database

Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Medicine