Category Archive: NHS Homeopathy

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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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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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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Feb 09 2016

Have your say on NHS Homeopathy funding in the Wirral

Last year, we challenged NHS Liverpool CCG over their decision to spend over £30,000 per year on homeopathic remedies. Given that homeopathy has proven to be nothing other than placebo, we argued that spending any money at all on this treatment was unjustifiable and possibly unlawful. We are expecting the results of the consultation soon, …

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Jan 29 2016

Liverpool doctors offer support for our homeopathy campaign

Last year we began a successful challenge to NHS Liverpool CCG’s decision to continue funding homeopathy in spite of the conclusions own consultations, which strongly advised an end to the service. The re-consultation is currently drawing to a close, and we expect to hear more in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, we contacted a number of …

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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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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 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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