Marsh

Author's details

Name: Michael Marshall
Date registered: February 21, 2014

Biography

Michael Marshall – Project Director Co-founder of the Merseyside Skeptics Society and co-organiser of the QED skeptical conference, 'Marsh' was the project leader and figurehead of the 10:23 Campaign, aimed at raising public awareness of homeopathy - resulting in international coverage and worldwide skeptical involvement. With a background in marketing and communications, his skeptical activism has included testing psychic claims, trialling sports performance wristbands, interviewing proponents of alternative beliefs and exposing the influences of PR in journalism.

Latest posts

  1. Charity Commission consultation on CAM charities — April 23, 2017
  2. Good Thinking’s response to the Charity Commission’s CAM consultation — March 13, 2017
  3. A black plaque for Ramanujan, Hardy and 1,729 — February 24, 2017
  4. Who Wants To Be A Mathematician – UK Final — February 16, 2017
  5. Acupuncture Report – Expert Response — January 20, 2017

Author's posts listings

Oct 04 2016

NHS Wirral CCG ends funding for homeopathy

The Good Thinking Society welcomed today’s decision by NHS Wirral CCG to decommission homeopathy and Iscador services. The decision comes after months of consultation which showed overwhelming support from the public for an end to funding. Last week, a report on the consultation concluded that 95% of respondents wanted to stop homeopathy funding immediately, with just 3.7% of respondents …

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Oct 01 2016

Good Thinking Supporters October 2016 Newsletter

October 2016 Newsletter: Charity Commission to review health charities after our challenge; NHS Wirral’s homeopathy decision due; and the Good Thinking team will be appearing at QED.

Sep 28 2016

Good Thinking welcomes NHS Wirral CCG report showing “overwhelming majority consensus” to end Homeopathy

Following a lengthy public consultation by NHS Wirral CCG on the funding of homeopathy and Iscador therapy, the CCG has published a full report  highlighting “an overwhelming majority consensus from the consultation respondents to cease funding Homeopathy and Iscador treatments in Wirral, from NHS funds.” The report will be discussed at the CCG’s Governing Body meeting on …

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Sep 20 2016

Charity Commission to review policy on alternative health charities after challenge by Good Thinking

Last week lawyers acting on behalf of the Good Thinking Society wrote to the Charity Commission to challenge the refusal to revoke the charitable status of organisations registered as charities which advocate homeopathy as a means of advancing health and saving lives, warning the Commission that a failure to address our concerns regarding the status …

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Sep 16 2016

Good Thinking Society challenges the lawfulness of the Charity Commission’s position on homeopathy charities

In June, eleven health professionals wrote to the Charity Commission[1] [2] expressing their concern about charities registered with the Charity Commission whose goal is the promotion of ineffective medical treatments, including charities who provide homeopathy to AIDS patients in Botswana. The letter, which was co-signed by health experts and academics such as Professors Edzard Ernst, …

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Aug 01 2016

Good Thinking Supporters August 2016 Newsletter

August 2016 Newsletter: 1100 vets call for an end of animal homeopathy; the BBC uphold our complaints; NHS Wirral’s homeopathy consultation closes.

Jul 18 2016

Rationalism And Asians In Britain event

Our friends at the Asian Rationalist Society (Britain) and the South Asian Humanist Association are holding a public meeting on the subject of “Rationalism and Asians In Britain”, taking place in Birmingham on the 24th July, 2016. The ARSB are a highly active and successful group, representing communities of South Asian origin in cities around the UK. …

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Jul 08 2016

Vets call for a ban on homeopathic remedies for animals

In an open letter delivered to the RCVS this morning, more than 1,000 vets have called for the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons to protect the welfare of animals by banning qualified vets from prescribing homeopathic remedies. The letter, written by Devon-based vet Danny Chambers, highlights the lack of evidence behind homeopathic treatments, explaining that …

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Jun 14 2016

NHS Liverpool CCG ends funding for homeopathy

The Good Thinking Society welcomed today’s decision by NHS Liverpool CCG to decommission homeopathy services. The decision comes after months of public consultation which showed overwhelming support from Liverpool residents for an end to funding. The report on the consultation, which came about after Good Thinking’s legal challenge to the CCG in February 2015, concluded that 64% of Liverpool …

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Jun 07 2016

The Good Thinking Society welcomes NHS Liverpool CCG’s report on homeopathy funding

Continued funding or end of funding to be decided on June 14 The Good Thinking Society welcomed today’s report from NHS Liverpool CCG on the subject of homeopathy, which showed overwhelming support from Liverpool residents for an end to funding. The report, which came about after Good Thinking’s legal challenge to the CCG in February …

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