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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Jul 08 2016

Vets call for a ban on homeopathic remedies for animals

In an open letter delivered to the RCVS this morning, more than 1,000 vets have called for the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons to protect the welfare of animals by banning qualified vets from prescribing homeopathic remedies. The letter, written by Devon-based vet Danny Chambers, highlights the lack of evidence behind homeopathic treatments, explaining that …

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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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Jun 06 2016

Good Thinking Supporters June 2016 Newsletter

June 2016 Newsletter: Action needed on homeopathy in the Wirral; your animal homeopathy experiences; health professionals call on Charity Commmission to strike off charities promoting disproven therapies

Apr 06 2016

Tesco closes loss-making NutriCentre

Supermarket giant Tesco has announced the closure of its NutriCentre business – the in-store health and wellbeing chain we previously criticised for peddling quackery. Earlier this year, NutriCentre MD Jessica Frame admitted that the business had become beset with structural and distribution problems. She also acknowledged that NutriCentre needed to address regulatory compliance issues with …

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Feb 16 2016

Peter Popoff’s ‘prosperity gospel’ letters in full

Last year, we published details of our lengthy investigation into the faith healer Peter Popoff, including our undercover footage taken at his London show and a summary of the letters he sends out to those who sign up for his ‘miracle spring water’. Also, last month Icelandic broadcasting authority, which oversees one of the channels …

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Feb 12 2016

Ask your vet to speak out against using homeopathy for animals

Anyone who is familiar with the arguments used in the promotion of homeopathy will have heard on the assertion that homeopathy cannot be merely placebo, because it works in the treatment of animals, who “are not susceptible to the placebo effect”. This is, of course, entirely untrue: the placebo effect is on the pets’ owners, …

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