TERMS OF ENGAGEMENT - BETWEEN THE BANT NUTRITIONAL THERAPIST (NT) AND HIS/HER CLIENT

The Nutritional Therapy Descriptor Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care.

The Nutritional Therapist (NT) requests that the Client notes the following:

• The degree of benefit obtainable from Nutritional Therapy may vary between clients with similar health problems and following a similar Nutritional Therapy programme.

• Nutritional advice will be tailored to support health conditions and/or health concerns identified and agreed between both parties.

• Nutritional therapists are not permitted to diagnose, or claim to treat, medical conditions.

• Nutritional advice is not a substitute for professional medical advice and/or treatment.

• Your Nutritional Therapist may recommend food supplements and/or functional testing as part of your Nutritional Therapy programme and may receive a commission on these products or services.

• Standards of professional practice in Nutritional Therapy are governed by the CNHC Code of Conduct.

The Client understands and agrees to the following:

• I am responsible for contacting my GP about any health concerns.

• If I am receiving treatment from my GP, or any other medical provider, I should tell him/her about any nutritional strategy provided by my nutritional therapist. This is necessary because of any possible reaction between medication and the nutritional programme.

• It is important that I tell my nutritional therapist about any medical diagnosis, medication, herbal medicine, or food supplements, I am taking as this may affect the nutritional programme.

• If I am unclear about the agreed nutritional therapy programme/food supplement doses/time period, I should contact my nutritional therapist promptly for clarification.

• I understand that the advice is personal to me and may not be appropriate for others.

• I must contact my nutritional therapist should I wish to continue any specified supplement programme for longer than the original agreed period, to avoid any potential adverse reactions.

• Recording consultations using any form of electronic media is not allowed without the written permission of both me and my Nutritional Therapist.

I declare that all the information I share during this professional relationship is confidential and to the best of my knowledge, true and correct.

Payments can be made by cash on the day or bank transfer. You shall be invoiced for payment before the consultation and this needs to be paid to confirm the appointment.

You are required to pay for sessions, which are missed or cancelled, with less than 48 hours notice.  It is important that you attend sessions regularly. However, if you do need to cancel an appointment please let your therapist know with at least 48 hours notice.

If you miss a session without prior discussion it will be assumed you no longer require the sessions and your contract will be terminated.

For consultations via Skype, it is your responsibility to have a working internet connection for all sessions. You will be charged for scheduled sessions if your therapist is waiting for your call, but you are unable to connect online. 

As part of your healthcare:

Higher Healthcare may share your sensitive information with third parties to support your ongoing healthcare.  If we do not receive this consent from you, we will not be able to coordinate your healthcare with that provided by other providers which means the healthcare provided by us may be less effective.  We may also share your contact information with biochemical testing companies to order tests as part of your healthcare, some of which maybe from outside of the European Union.  If we do not receive this consent from you, these tests may not be available to you.  

You can withdraw your consent to the above at any time by emailing higherhealthcare@gmail.com