ATCM Approval Scheme for Suppliers Of Herbal Medicine & Acupuncture Products
(Established in January 2015)
In order to ensure the quality and safety of acupuncture and herbal medicine supplied by the wholesale businesses in the UK or elsewhere, the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture UK (ATCM) establish this Approval Scheme with its standards provided in our Approval scheme handbook, as a guide for suppliers of acupuncture and herbal medicine products.
Suppliers who meet these standards and approved by this scheme are recognised by the ATCM to be designated ATCM Approved Suppliers. Wherever possible, members of ATCM are requested to obtain these products used in their own practice from the approved suppliers only. The Scheme and its standards are established in the view that ATCM members and the public can have greater confidence in the supply chain of acupuncture and herbal medicine products and the products purchased by ATCM members are ensured to meet the required quality standards.