AGM 2010 – Notices, Motions & Election Candidates

The 2010 Annual General Meeting of the NCH will take place at the Royal Society of Medicine at 2pm on Saturday 2nd October 2010 and all currently active full members are entitled to a vote.

Please confirm attendance or nominate a proxy using this form
NB: Form closes 5pm on Thursday 30th September 2010.

Draft Agenda

10th AGM of the National Council for Hypnotherapy;
2pm on 2nd October 2010

  1. Open meeting & welcome to members,
  2. Apologies and statement of proxy vote numbers, plus those present to give quorum, (if not quorate adjourn meeting in accordance with M&A.)
  3. Minutes of previous AGM (2008),
  4. Matters arising,
  5. Chair’s report,
  6. Secretary’s report,
  7. Election of Directors,
  8. A.o.B.
  9. Close meeting.

Election Statements

The following Directors are standing for re-election this year:

  1. Sophie Fletcher – Exec Director
  2. Paul Howard – PR & Marketing
  3. Trevor Silvester – Supervision
  4. Donald Robertson – Research
  5. Rob Woodgate – IT

The following members have put themselves forward for election:

  1. Chris Gelder
  2. Neil Foster
  3. Andrew Hill
  4. Mo Ferrington
  5. Gina Davy
  6. Lorah Towns

Election statements for all candidates can be found here: Election Addresses

Motions to Amend Byelaws

Two motions are proposed by the Executive Committee. There are no member motions.

Motion 1 – The NCH adopts the Revised Bye Law 1

It has become clear that the NCH Code of Ethics, whilst excellent, will be redundant or superflous as UKCHO move towards Voluntary Self Regulation and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). The NCH Executive proposes that the NCH Code of Ethics, enshrined in Bye Law 1, be brought into line with the CNHC Code, which is sanctioned by the Department of Health.

Document: Proposed New Bye Law 1

Motion 2 – The NCH adopts the Revised Bye Law 2

During the past year, problems with way the Grievance and Complaints procedure could be triggered were highlighted and in resolving these, necessary changes to the Bye Law were identified. The Executive Committee proposes changes to the Grievance and Public Protection Procedures, enshrined in Bye Law 2, to allow a complainant’s right to confidentiality to be waived in cases where the best interests of the NCH as an organisation are compromised.

Document: Proposed Bye Law 2

Directors Reports

NB: 2009 Accounts may be found in the Winter 09 Journal.