Category Archive: Front Page

Oct 19 2016

Good Thinking’s NHS Homeopathy campaign wins an Ockham Award at QED 2016

At the QED skeptical conference last weekend, Good Thinking were delighted to be awarded an Ockham’s award for Best Skeptical Campaign/Event, for our work challenging the provision of homeopathy on the NHS. The awards, which are run by the Skeptic magazine, are designed to recognise the very best work taking place in the skeptical community, and …

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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 19 2016

BBC acknowledges that Farming Today homeopathy coverage did not meet editorial standards

Following our complaint, the editor of BBC Radio 4 Farming Today has acknowledged that an item about the homeopathic treatment of farm animals did not meet editorial standards. The programme team was reminded of the need for accurate and balanced reporting in relation to scientific matters. The finding was published today by the BBC Editorial …

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Jul 18 2016

BBC upholds our complaint against Steve Wright in the Afternoon’s Lynne McTaggart interview

The BBC’s Editorial Complaints Unit has upheld our complaint about BBC Radio 2’s Steve Wright in the Afternoon. In an interview broadcast last December, Steve Wright and Janey Lee Grace chatted to Lynne McTaggart, editor of the magazine What Doctors Don’t Tell You. It was not made clear at any point during the programme that …

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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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