1993 the European Herbal Practitioners Association (EHPA), bringing
together the major UK herbal registers, has been working towards improved
regulation of herbal medicine in the UK. The aim has been to set certain
common standards while promoting the development of each herbal tradition.
EHPA has agreed and published a common-core curriculum together with
specific curricula for the Western, Chinese and Ayurvedic traditions,
and has established an Accreditation Board to assess training standards.
has drawn up in draft form a Continuing Professional Development scheme,
a Code of Ethics and Complaints Procedures, and a Policy on Communication
with the Public and Health Professionals.