The Irish Society of Homeopaths is the only recognised registering body for homeopathy in Ireland. The Society both sets and maintain the standards for homeopathy in Ireland. Registerd members are bound by the Code of Ethics and Practice of the Society and participate in the Continuing Professional Development programme ot the Society. This ensures that professional homeopaths practice in an environment which is recognised and which provides the highest quality healthcare for patients.
The Society has an accreditation procedure for course providers. The accreditation process defines, maintains and develops uniformly high standards of professional education in homeopathy. The Irish School of Homoeopathy is the first school in the country to successfully meet these criteria and have its course accredited. This means that professional competence of graduates of the School is accepted. Graduates are then automatically entitled to go forward for registration and participate in the Society’s CPD (Continual Professional Development) programme.
As an accredited provider of the Society our professional course meets the very highest standards in education and training in Ireland. There is major emphasis on both quality, feedback and best practice and the standard of our course is monitored both internallly and externally to ensure the highest standards are maintained for our students. The professional practice of Homeopathy, in line with the recommendation by the Minister for Health and Children, is one of voluntary self-regulation. You may read the report here at the Department’s website www.doh.ie The regulating body of professional Homeopaths in Ireland is The Irish Society of Homeopaths.
The Society therefore recognises the qualification of the Irish School of Homeopathy and successful graduates may apply to join the Society’s professional register with all of the attendant benefits of registered membership. Many of the health insurance companies will reimburse their members if they visit a registered homeopath and subscribe to the relevant medical insurance plan.
The Irish Society of Homeopaths is a member of the E.C.C.H. (European Central Council for Homeopathy) which is the regulating body for homeopathy in Europe. Our syllabus is based closely on the European guidelines and there is particular emphasis on clinical training and supervision. More information on the work of the E.C.C.H. can be found at www.homeopathy-ecch.org