The Ayurvedic Practitioners Association has been established to achieve the following key aims and objectives:

  • To establish Ayurveda as a distinct, credible and relevant system of traditional medicine in the UK
  • To help create a regulatory environment in which the full range of Ayurvedic healthcare modalities can be authentically, safely and effectively practised
  • To empower Ayurvedic practitioners to deliver best practice solutions via a continuous programme of professional development

To deliver this, the APA is currently focusing on the following:

Statutory Regulation

  • Statutory regulation of qualified Ayurvedic practitioners as UK health care professionals registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and authorised to prescribe unlicensed herbal remedies

Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia

  • Operating and promoting the APA Approved Suppliers Scheme to ensure that Ayurvedic remedies used by members of the APA are sourced, prepared and stored in safe and hygienic environments compliant with current standards and in accordance with UK legislation

Education and Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

  • Encouraging and supporting UK Ayurvedic educational institutions to comply with, and to maintain, high standards of education and training in order to produce competent Ayurvedic professionals in the UK
  • Providing CPD programmes that enable Ayurvedic practitioners to maintain their registration with the regulatory council and to achieve the level of knowledge and professional expertise necessary to deliver best practice solutions in the prevention and treatment of disease

Promotion of Ayurveda

  • Educating key target audiences (e.g. regulatory policy-makers and other government or legal authorities, media opinion leaders, existing and potential practitioners, existing and potential patients) about the safety and efficacy of the Ayurvedic system of medicine
  • Highlighting Ayurveda’s uniqueness as a traditional system of medicine and the need for preservation of its authenticity in education and practice
  • Promoting the relevance of Ayurvedic healthcare in helping to improve the health and well-being of people in the UK.


The APA Constitution

The Constitution of the Ayurvedic Practitioners Association was adopted on 4th March 2005 at the inaugural meeting of the APA in London.

APA Constitution.pdf


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