Category Archive: CAM charities

Apr 23 2017

Charity Commission consultation on CAM charities

Last year, after prompting by Good Thinking, the Charity Commission promised to hold a consultation regarding their policies on accepting the registration of charities which exist for the promotion of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). That consultation is now open, and the public are invited to submit their thoughts on the Charity Commission’s approach to …

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Mar 13 2017

Good Thinking’s response to the Charity Commission’s CAM consultation

Earlier today, the Charity Commission announced a consultation regarding their approach to organisations promoting complementary and alternative medicines. The consultation comes after lawyers acting on behalf of Good Thinking wrote to the Charity Commission in September 2016, challenging their refusal to revoke the charitable status of charities promoting homeopathy and other unproven or disproven modalities. The announcement …

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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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