“Our aim is to create a unified Association for qualified Naturopaths or mutual support and protection and the furtherance of the profession.”

The original British Naturopathic Association (BNA) was formed in 1945 from two Natural Therapeutic Associations, whose origins dated back to the 1920s. Then in 1958 it amalgamated with the Guild of Naturopaths and Osteopaths. In 1961 the BNA became the British Naturopathic and Osteopathic Association. During the 1980s the Association joined with other groups to promote osteopathy, resulting in state registration for Osteopathy. Since its revival, the BNA has been able to concentrate specifically on the promotion of Naturopathy. The British Naturopathic Association (BNA) is the professional body of practicing naturopaths who are registered with the General Council and Register of Naturopaths (GCRN) in the UK. Its main role is to support naturopaths in practice, and its main activities relate to promoting the profession, supporting practice in all its aspects, and providing professional development and training.

Events

The BNA holds study days for members for continuing professional development. These events are often open to non-members.

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Find a Naturopath

The GCRN is the oldest independent regulator of the profession of Naturopathy in the UK. The GCRN ensures that members of the public receive safe, effective and ethical naturopathy. Its main activities are registration (publication of the Register), setting training standards and accrediting colleges, and the code of conduct for the profession.

Find a naturopath registered with the GCRN.

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News

News, views and articles from The BNJ, the oldest naturopathic journal in the UK, now online.

Contributors include experts in naturopathic medicine from amongst our membership and other leading writers in the field of alternative medicine.

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The British Naturopathic Association (BNA) is the professional body of practicing naturopaths who are registered with the UK General Council and Register of Naturopaths (GCRN).

Its main role is to support naturopaths in practice, and its main activities relate to promoting the profession, supporting practice in all its aspects, and providing professional development and training.

The GCRN exists to protect the public – the BNA exists to protect and support its members. Further information about GCRN can be found here on the GCRN website.

Naturopaths who would like to apply to join the BNA should join via the GCRN.