From today’s Observer:

The role of alternative therapists is to be regulated by the government in a new crackdown on medical professionals who abuse their patients, including inappropriate sexual relationships.

A white paper to be published next month on tackling rogue doctors will also signal that the growing number of therapists and alternative health practitioners, who can now set up with no form of registration or fear of sanctions, will in the longer term be brought under regulatory control.

Of course, there is also the argument that by lumping in alternative health practitioners with doctors, this White Paper gives them a certain amount of legitimacy but I think regulatory control of some kind is needed.