Category Archive: Front Page

Nov 13 2015

Good Thinking Society welcomes Department of Health consultation on ‘Blacklisting’ homeopathic treatments

Simon Singh and the Good Thinking Society have today welcomed the decision of the Department of Health to consult on adding homeopathic remedies to the NHS ‘Blacklist’. Following a proposed judicial review by the Good Thinking Society(1), the Department of Health have announced a consultation to consider including homeopathic products in Schedule 1 to the …

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Nov 11 2015

Help us identify NHS homeopathy spending in London

During the initial phases of our NHS homeopathy campaign, we reported on our investigation into where in the country homeopathy is available on the NHS. Our aim was to identify which regions had the highest  homeopathy spending so as to provide a focus for the first steps of our campaign, but our figures also revealed …

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Nov 03 2015

Good Thinking Supporters November 2015 Newsletter

November 2015 Newsletter: Our report on NHS homeopathy around the UK published in The Independent, plus an update on our Harley Street complaints

Oct 27 2015

Cipher machine auction raises £2,000 for Good Thinking and All Trials

During October, Good Thinking’s founder Simon Singh auctioned his original WWII M209 cipher machine, with proceeds shared between Good Thinking and Sense About Science’s All Trials campaign. The winning bid came from Steve Roberts, a retired cryptographer from Melbourne Australia. Steve’s winning bid was £2,000 – which means a £1,000 donation to fund our future work, …

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Oct 26 2015

NHS Homeopathy spending around the UK

On Friday, the Scotsman included a feature on the Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital – the NHS-funded homeopathy clinic based at Glasgow’s Gartnavel Hospital. The newspaper highlighted that the 8,111 patients treated by the facility in 2014-15 represents a slight drop from the 8366 treated in 2013-14. This builds on a report in September in the same …

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Oct 12 2015

“Inside Harley Street” practitioners continue to make unsubstantiated claims

  In May of this year we investigated each of the complementary and alternative medicine practitioners who had appeared on the BBC’s Inside Harley Street programme. All seven of them were making misleading and unsubstantiated claims on their websites so we reported them all to the Advertising Standards Authority. Our complaints were reported in the …

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Oct 11 2015

Should Homeopathic Remedies Be Blacklisted On The NHS?

Over the last eighteen months, our NHS homeopathy campaign has sought to identify and challenge NHS spending on homeopathic remedies. With limited resources available to the NHS, we feel it’s crucially important that patients have access to the best treatments, which means ensuring money is not wasted on treatments that are neither effective nor cost-effective. Given …

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Oct 09 2015

Good Thinking Supporters October 2015 Newsletter

October 2015 Newsletter: Our extensive investigation into ‘faith healer’ Peter Popoff’s lucrative operation, plus coverage of our homeopathy campaign.

Sep 24 2015

Good Thinking Investigates: Faith Healer Peter Popoff

Over the last six months, we have been investigating ‘faith healer’ Peter Popoff and his highly-lucrative current business of promising to heal sickness and cancel debts in exchange for ‘seed faith’, in other words: cash donations. In May of this year we attended Popoff’s event at The Troxy Theatre, London, to covertly record his miraculous claims and supposed acts …

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Sep 18 2015

Good Thinking Supporters September 2015 Newsletter

September 2015 Newsletter: Our work prompts regulators to warn all osteopaths against making unsubstantiated claims

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