Category Archive: Front Page

Dec 22 2016

An Open Letter from Simon Singh to David Tredinnick MP

Simon Singh responds to David Tredinnick MP’s announcement that he is reporting the Good Thinking Society to the Charity Commission: Dear David Tredinnick MP, I was literally in the middle of writing you a Christmas card (honestly, it’s true), when I learned that on 20 December, in a session about evidence-based medicine in Parliament, you …

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Dec 13 2016

Good Thinking Supporters December 2016 Newsletter

December 2016 Newsletter: New guidance issued for osteopaths; UK ‘Who Wants to Be a Mathematician’ finalists announced; and Marsh appears on ABC News

Dec 02 2016

Regulators issue new advertising guidance for osteopaths

The Advertising Standards Authority has teamed up with the General Osteopathic Council to send new guidance to over 4,800 registered osteopaths. The guidance relates to marketing claims for pregnant women, children and babies and provides examples of what kind of claims can, and can’t, be made for these patient groups. We have been concerned for …

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Nov 16 2016

UK ‘Who Wants to Be a Mathematician’ Finalists Announced

Reposted from the Who Wants to Be a Mathematician website. Six students who took the Round 2 Who Wants to Be a Mathematician qualifying test have qualified for the live, on-stage finals that will take place at the 2017 Maths Fest in London on February 9. The top prize is £150. The six students are: …

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Oct 25 2016

Our First Maths Project – American High School Maths Challenge Now Open to UK Students

“Who Wants to be a Mathematician” is a national high school competition held annually in America, involving more than two thousand students. Back in January Good Thinking’s Simon Singh was lucky enough to attend the final in Seattle. This year, Good Thinking, Matt Parker and Maths Fest have been working closely with Mike Breen and …

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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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