Jun 26 2015

NHS Homeopathy Spending

In our campaigning against the funding of homeopathy on the NHS, we have highlighted that the total annual spend is ‘between £3m and £5m per year’. Some people may have a particular interest in how we came to this estimate – for those people, full details of our research and calculations are below. By way of …

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Jun 26 2015

ABSW Best Science Blog Award Winner Announced

The Association of British Science Writers Awards took place last night, including the annual Good Thinking Society award for Best Science Blog. We would like to extend our congratulations to the 2015 winner: Kat Day for her blog The Chronicle Flask. Well done, Kat, for a very well-deserved win. These awards are not only a chance to …

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Jun 24 2015

NHS Dorset CCG Ceases Funding For Homeopathy

Following the recent announcement from Bristol Homeopathic Hospital that it will cease offering homeopathic remedies, another NHS Clinical Commissioning Group has confirmed to us that they will no longer waste money on this disproven treatment. Dorset CCG – who spent £8,000 on homeopathy in 2013/14 and whose equivalent bodies spent £45,000 per year from 2006-2010 …

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Jun 23 2015

2015 ESC Podcast: Episode #00

A sneak-peek at the official podcast of the 2015 European Skeptics Congress, taking place in London on 11-13 September, 2015. Hosted by Michael Marshall, each episode of the show will feature an interview with one of the speakers from the conference, taking a look at what led them to skepticism and what issues they really care …

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Jun 17 2015

Trading Standards action on ‘Miracle Mineral Solution’ conference in Surrey

As we highlighted in our warning last week, the Genesis II Church of Health and Healing seminar took place last weekend in Farnham, Surrey at an undisclosed location. This organisation promotes ‘Miracle Mineral Solution’ – a form of industrial bleach –  as a treatment for a wide range of health conditions including cancer, malaria and …

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Jun 16 2015

Mathematics teacher needed for exceptional post in NW London

We are looking for an excellent maths teacher to teach four small classes of Key Stage 3 pupils across two schools in Wembley Park. The two schools are Michaela Community School and Preston Manor School. Situated five minutes away from each other by foot, both schools have Mathematics departments that are at the forefront of …

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Jun 16 2015

Brilliant maths teacher needed for Good Thinking educational initiative

Simon Singh explains how you can be part of a brand new project to promote excellence in mathematics. Over the last decade, it has become increasingly clear to me that mathematics education in England has been optimised to improve the ability of the average student, which is a laudable goal. However, this means that to …

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Jun 15 2015

Sunday Times: “Codswallop detected in food allergy tests”

This weekend the Sunday Times ran coverage of some of our work investigating various alleged alternative food allergy and intolerance tests, including one test taking place in a Nutricentre store. Nutricentre are the health food chain owned by Tesco – regular followers of our work will recall that our investigation last year uncovered all manner of …

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Jun 10 2015

Warning over ‘Miracle Mineral Solution’ conference in Farnham, Surrey

This weekend sees the latest in a series of alternative health events promoted by members of the Genesis II Church – the organisation set up by Jim Humble in order to promote his ‘Miracle Mineral Solution’ around the world. This latest event is due to take place in Farnham, Surrey, with precise details of the …

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Jun 09 2015

Good Thinking Supports Sarah Wollaston for Chair of the Health Select Committee

We at the Good Thinking Society are firm believers in the value of an evidence-based approach, and in making decisions based on the best available information and taking on board the position of the most qualified experts available. In particular, where matters of health are concerned, we believe it is of fundamental importance that policy decisions …

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