Friends of the NHS Centre for Integrative Care is a charity supporting the UK's only purpose-built NHS facility offering person-centred holistic care for improved health and wellbeing. We're focused on raising the visibility of the award-winning NHS Centre and ensuring people have access to its services through the NHS.
We do this by educating the public and health practitioners on the merits of Integrative Care; helping patients get referred to the NHS Centre; and voicing patient needs, whether that's to their local MSPs or to third-sector and government bodies involved in a dialogue for safer, more affordable and more sustainable health and social care. Friends is a long-standing member of The ALLIANCE for Health and Social Care, and our members are actively involved in a variety of other patient-focused and wellbeing organisations and endeavours.
Our volunteer-led charity, founded in 1995, offers a variety of activities including online classes, "Zoom Cafe" get-togethers, and a newsletter featuring patient stories and spotlights on NHS Centre staff. Membership is open to all, and affords further opportunities to connect and experience the complementary and alternative therapies practised at the hospital. These include face-to-face talks, discussion groups, classes, and social events. Individuals and organisations can join here and are welcome to serve on committees to support our mission.