About

We established ourselves as a non-profit organisation in 2012, with the aim of changing the world through education.  Fast forward to now, we offer a range of education experiences – all underpinned by Lifestyle and Functional Medicine principles –  via our blogs, course partnerships, education partnerships and archived resources.

Clinical Education is also proud to be an Education Partner of The Institute for Functional Medicine, by assisting with the organisation and regional expertise of IFM educational events streamed or in-person in the UK.   After 30 years of association and involvement with the Functional Medicine Movement, Clinical Education is a regional hub for those that are looking to train in and apply Functional Medicine into their practice.

Part of our work is engaging with Primary Healthcare Professionals working within the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK.  We understand, that for many overworked, stressed GPs, the thought of making lifestyle medicine recommendations within a standard appointment time can feel daunting,  Collaborating with co-creators Dr Panja and Dr Rangan Chatterjee, we created a unique learning opportunity in ‘Prescribing Lifestyle Medicine (PLM).  PLM is a self-paced, interactive learning platform that allows Primary Care professionals to learn about how to implement Lifestyle Medicine into their consultations.  We partnered with Social Enterprise company  Practice Unbound to deliver this training, a partnership we continue to be proud of.  Learn more..

Post Graduate Clinical Education

We specialise in post-graduate education.  Which is a beautiful thing, because we get to engage with practitioners from many practice scopes.  Nutritional Therapists, GPs, Osteopaths, Acupuncturists, Chiropractors, Surgeons and many more have all engaged with our trainings.  We believe in the power of community and so work hard to bring together practitioners from all nodes of practice to come together, network and share experiences both online in our forum and platforms and at our events.

Quality Education

Clinical Education brings together different scientists and practitioners who have a comprehensive knowledge of nutritional medicine based on their research, collected research and or clinical experiences to present their strategies via online and in-person events.  These presentations are delivered to develop ideas/strategies in clinical practice and are taught via a mix of case histories and science. These seminars attract CPD accreditation from the major regulatory bodies associated with Nutritional Therapy and may also be suitable for self-certification with the Royal Colleges.

Students

If you’re a student, we welcome you and encourage you to register with us.  Whether you would like to access the community forum to learn from those that are practising, or just want to access our library of blog posts or review research papers, you’re in the right place.  Our friendly team can also advise on future paths of study – we have a wealth of knowledge in our community, come share it with us.

What Can You Expect

Registering with Clinical Education is free.  Due to the nature of our content, we only accept Registered Healthcare professionals, or those on a relevant course of study.  We require proof of qualification or study upon registration.

Once registered, you can expect

Access to virtual and in-person courses and events, led by world-renowned expert speakers and leading figures in Functional and Lifestyle Medicine.

Introduction to online, self-paced courses via our partners, to help you broaden your knowledge no matter where you are in your practice journey.

Exclusive membership discounts and offers (coming soon).

Latest and most relevant information from the world of nutritional medicine. NewsAbstracts and Reviews are added on an ongoing basis providing you with up to date opinion and research from leading scientists around the world.

The Clinical Education Team

Editor: Michael Ash DO. ND. BSc (Hons) RNT.

Michael has been in practice for some 30 years. Building one of the largest integrative medicine clinics in the southwest of England (he sold this in 2007), he embraced the concepts of functional medicine and employed them in his clinical development from 1991. Since 1992 he has researched the role of the mucosal immune system, especially in relation to the gastrointestinal tract and applied the emerging comprehension and emerging relationships between the bacterial constituents and the immune system to his clinical needs. This clinical experience and intellectual rigour produced impressive clinical outcomes and as such he has presented the role of ‘wet tissues’ in human health in 5 continents to thousands of clinicians over the last decade.

Michael is an adjunct faculty member of the Institute for Functional Medicine and is responsible for bringing the Institute’s professional training programmes to the UK and Europe. Michael is an experienced presenter able to convert complex mechanisms into comprehensible sections of information that resonate with clinical experiences. Author of numerous book chapters, articles and reviews. He works in a small specialist practice exploring the use of food substrates in the treatment of mucosal immune-related disorders.

Professional Memberships

  • Registered and insured with the General Osteopathic Council & The British Naturopathic Association.
  • Registered Medico-Legal Expert in Osteopathy/Naturopathy
  • Registered with the British Association of Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy
  • Registered with The Nutritional Therapy Council
  • Registered with The Complementary & Natural Health Care Council
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and an elected member of the RSM’s Food and Health Council
  • Fellow of the Institute of Optimum Nutrition
  • Member of the Institute for Functional Medicine teaching faculty.

Michael is a member of:

  • The Society of Mucosal Immunology
  • The American Academy of Science
  • The New York Academy of Science
  • The Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society
  • The Institute for Functional Medicine
  • British Society for Environmental Medicine

Resource Planning Manager: Claire Gardin BA (Hons)

Claire has been involved with Clinical Education since it started as a blog site back in 2009.  She has a unique understanding of the needs of healthcare professionals who wish to further their education and has helped many practitioners choose the next step of their learning journey.  Running international events since 2011, Claire manages all operational tasks of Clinical Education and is responsible for Clinical Education’s sponsors and exhibitors at live events.  She’ll also be part of the team that answers your calls for support and can offer you expert insight and advice if you need it.

Resource Planning Officer: Leah Jamieson & Ailsa Reed

Web Designer: Katarzyna Stecko BSc (Hons)

Graphic Designer: Naomi Bowden BSc (Hons)

Technical Development: Lee Thomas

Administrator: Claire Tozer