Date: Friday 7th May 2021

Time: 10-12pm

Cost: £25 members / £35 non-members


Join Charlie Whitestone (ACMAC Board), Joe Jennings (ACMAC Board) and Paul Blacker (ACMAC Board, BAcC Governing Board and chair of the BAcC professional standards and regulatory committee) to discuss how ACMAC clinics have, or have not, stayed open during lockdown, and how things have had to change.

How can ACMAC clinics that have closed during lockdown start to re-open in a way that is safe and sustainable? Do you need reassurance or information to help you get back to your multibed practice?

Charlie and Joe will talk about their experiences of working during lockdown, and Paul can give advice on working within the BAcC guidelines.

We will cover issues such as

  • issues of confidence,
  • de/re skilling,
  • regaining practice confidence,
  • working safely within the BAcC Covid guidelines and Government restrictions.

The course will be run via zoom and we will send you the link to join.

Book online here or email


07 May 2021


10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 07 May 2021
  • Time: 5:00 am - 7:00 am


Charlotte Whitestone


Charlotte Whitestone

Charlie was involved, although not a founding member of, the first non-NHS multibed acupuncture clinic in the UK, while studying for her acupuncture degree. She fell in love with this model of practice, using the experiences of patients at the clinic as the basis for her research dissertation, which was published in JCM. As practitioners visited the clinic and left inspired to start their own multibed clinics, Charlie started ACMAC as a space to collect information on this vibrant new practice model, and to inspire more practitioners to create more new clinics. Because of her involvement with ACMAC, Charlie has an appreciation and understanding of lots of different models people have chosen for their multibed clinics. She has been personally involved in 3 multibed clinics, and this model continues to sit at the heart of Charlie’s acupuncture practice, giving her deep satisfaction and reward.

Other Organisers

Joe Jennings
Joe Jennings

Joe has set up a collection of community clinics from six community centres across Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Wiltshire. There are five practitioners involved and it has run since January 2018. The flagship clinic runs two full days a week and the others are currently at one day a week. They have an online intake form and treat four patients an hour, which means the prices can be lower, but it is pretty full-on! The project is formalised as a not-for-profit community interest company with each practitioner as a shareholder. He has made the practice carbon positive and has experience in writing funding applications as well as running social media, online ad campaigns, and website building/management.

Paul Blacker
Paul Blacker

Paul has been in practice for over 27 years and practice Acupuncture, Tuina (Chinese Meidcal Massage) Remedial therapeutic massage, Qi Gong (Chinese exercises for health) and dietary therapy in New Ash Green and Longfield, Kent. He graduated in massage in 1993 and in Acupuncture in 1997, achieving my PGCE in 2002, and my Masters in Education in 2012. He currently sits on the Governing Board of the BAcC and am also Chair of the Professional Standards and Regulatory Committee of the BAcC. He is a first aid instructor for the Rugby Football Union, [RFU] and The Football Association [FA], and set up and run the New Ash Green Rugby Club treatment centre, a unique multi-disciplinary, multi-bed unit, treating male and female senior and junior sports players, now in its 14th season.

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