Free intranet marks 35th year

Free intranet marks 35th year

Free access to the Society’s intranet system First Class Mail (FCM) will kick off the 35th year of promoting high standards of homeopathic practice, as this landmark year sees the Society continuing its drive to improve the second-to-none professional membership package.

The use of FCM has previously incurred a small fee, but following a change in service provider and the negotiation of greatly reduced costs of licenses and other requirements, it can now be offered as part of the extensive range of services for members.

FCM offers members a “Society” email address, and a secure environment to discuss and share information and ideas with other members in the form of a bulletin board and chat facility. Folder topics currently include news, genus epidemicus, practice management, difficult cases and materia medica.

Other support services will continue to provide members with the information they need for all aspects of practice, from professional conduct concerns to professional insurance all backed up by an expert team and free access to 24 hour confidential legal and counselling helplines.

Practical business support continues to be popular with members, made available via a range of services including the newly launched RSHom business clinic fact sheets, local press releases, free Homeopathy Awareness Week merchandise, reduced priced business coaching and a range of competitively priced patient merchandise from the Society’s shop TradCo.

A popular part of the Society membership package are the flagship publications – the Newsletter and the Journal – which offer members the opportunity to keep in touch with the latest developments in the field of homeopathy and the homeopathic community. Adding to this service during 2012 saw the introduction of three e-newsletters for general news and CPD, ensuring members were kept up to date with the latest information on a regular basis.

Looking back at 2012, it’s been a busy year for the Society and its membership who were successful with a well orchestrated lobbying campaign tackling the issues of the day with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

A pro-active communications team works hard to ensure a local and national PR presence and work on lobbying and campaign activity to represent members and their profession. Regular ebulletins ensure members are kept up to date with the latest information and news.