Important: Please remember to bring with you two original forms of identification (even if you have already pre-registered): Please check our full list of accepted documents before visiting the Library as we will be unable to register you if you do not have the correct documents.We cannot issue a Reader Pass without both forms of identification - no exceptions can be made.Complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) are treatments that fall outside of mainstream healthcare.
Organisations with PSA-accredited voluntary registers include: This means that these organisations have met the PSA's demanding standards, which are designed to help people make an informed choice when they're looking for a practitioner.
Find more information on the PSA's accredited registers.
It is your responsibility to provide official translations for foreign documents, where necessary.
Full information on opening times for Reader Registration office is available on our website.
Osteopathy and chiropractic are regulated in the same way as conventional medicine.
If you decide to use a CAM, it's up to you to find a practitioner who will carry out the treatment in a way that is acceptable to you.
A number of complementary and alternative treatments are typically used with the intention of treating or curing a health condition.
Examples include: To understand whether a treatment is safe and effective, we need to check the evidence.
For example: If you think you may have a health condition, first see your GP.
Don't visit a CAM practitioner instead of seeing your GP.
Many CAMs have voluntary registers – some of which are accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA) – or professional associations, that practitioners can join if they choose.