Up to £30,000 per grant
Application deadline: 30 April 2017
These are open to any practitioner or health professional (or indeed lay person) who has an AS related project in mind, though there are some particular areas of focus that they have in mind. Pilot/feasibility studies, eg for an acupuncture service for people with AS, would appear to be appropriate.
Details available here:

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 13:05

Hugh MacPherson interview @ Symposium 2016


Wednesday, 13 April 2016 13:04

Peggy Bosch interview @ Symposium 2016


Tuesday, 12 April 2016 12:41

Symposium video and downloads online

Video and powerpoint slides from the 18th ARRC symposium have been added to the symposium archive

Go to the archive

Mark Bovey writes:

"In October 2013 I went to a stakeholders workshop to hear about, and discuss, NICE’s plan for an updated guideline on low back pain. The 2009 recommendation of acupuncture has become a key part of BAcC marketing and may have knock-on effects for all of us through increased acceptability in orthodox medical circles. However, the acupuncture recommendation has never gained much of a foothold when it comes to funding primary care services, leaving NICE with egg on its face. This was one of the stated reasons for the guideline update. One solution would be to persuade the NHS to comply with the recommendation; the easier and cheaper option would be simply to uncouple acupuncture."

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