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Good Thinking Media Coverage

From time to time our work results in coverage in the mainstream media – this is an archive of media coverage of our work.

2019

Mirror, 6th March 2019
Mirror, 6th March 2019
The Observer, 29th January 2019
The Observer, 29th January 2019

2018

Sunday Times, 28th October 2018
Sunday Times, 28th October 2018
BMJ, 15th September 2018
BMJ, 15th September 2018
The Telegraph, 1st September 2018
The Telegraph, 2nd September 2018
The Telegraph, 4th August 2018
The Telegraph, 4th August 2018
The Times, 20th July 2018
The Times, 19th March 2018
The Times, 19th March 2018

2017

Mirror, 21st September 2017
Mirror, 21st September 2017
Guardian, 21st July 2017
Guardian, 21st July 2017

A misuse of scarce funds’: NHS to end prescription of homeopathic remedies (Guardian, 21st July 2017)

  • NHS plans to scrap homeopathy treatments (BBC, 21st July 2017)
  • NHS set to ban homeopathy for patients because it is ‘not evidence based and any benefits are down to placebo’ (Independent, 21st July 2017)
  • NHS to ban homeopathy and herbal medicine, as ‘misuse of resources’ (Telegraph, 21st July 2017)
  • ‘RUBBISH PLACEBO’: GPs banned from prescribing homeopathic and herbal remedies to save £4 MILLION in bid to cut NHS costs (The Sun, 21st July 2017)
  • NHS to ban homeopathy and curb other prescriptions in a bid to save £250MILLION a year (Mirror, 21st July 2017)
  • NHS announces ban on homeopathy and herbal medicine because they are a ‘misuse of scarce funds’ and have no ‘robust evidence’ (Daily Mail, 21st July 2017)
  • The Times, 19th May 2017
    The Times, 19th May 2017

    NHS doctors ‘told not to prescribe homeopathic drugs’
    (Metro, 21st July 2017)

  • GPs set to be banned from prescribing homeopathy (Pulse, 21st July 2017)
  • Pharmacists and GPs could be told not to prescribe more than 3,000 treatments for common conditions (The Pharmaceutical Journal, 21st July 2017)
  • Millions of pounds of NHS money is wasted on ‘rubbish’ homeopathic ‘remedies’ by GPs who are handing out 30 prescriptions every DAY (Daily Mail, 26th June 2017)
  • COST OF QUACKERY: GPs dish out 30 prescriptions for ‘rubbish’ homeopathic ‘remedies’ every DAY – at a cost of up to £6m (The Sun, 26th June 2017)
  • Colinette Road Plaque Marks Spot of Historic Exchange (Putney SW15, 16th June 2017)
  • The Times, 11th May 2017
    The Times, 11th May 2017
    The Times, 18th April 2017
    The Times, 18th April 2017
    The Times, 1st March 2017
    The Times, 1st March 2017

    (Buzzfeed, 21st April 2017)

  • The fake cancer cure sold on eBay and delivered to your supermarket (The Times, 18th April 2017) (print edition)
  • ‘Top-top’ sets raise the A* bar for maths whizzes (Times Educational Supplement, 14th April 2017)
  • Prescribing homeopathy is ‘absurd’ and the £4 million spent on the controversial treatment each year should be cut, NHS boss claims (Daily Mail, 31st March 2017)
  • This London University Keeps Hosting Pseudoscientific Events (Buzzfeed, 15th March 2017)
  • I-Newspaper, 1st March 2017

    Charity Commission consults on complementary medicine charities (Third Sector, 14th March 2017)

  • Charity Commission consults on future of alternative medicine charities (Civil Society, 14th March 2017)
  • “Alternative Medicine” Charities Might Lose Their Charitable Status (Buzzfeed, 13th March 2017)
  • LMH to host homeopathy conference over Easter (The Oxford Student, 4th March 2017)
  • Lady Margaret Hall under fire for hosting homeopathy conference (Cherwell, 3rd March 2017)
  • Oxford college giving ‘credibility to quackery’ (The i, 2nd March 2017)
  • Oxford University college accused of ‘lending credibility to quackery’ by hosting homeopathy conference (The Independent, 1st March 2017)
  • Oxford ‘lending its name to quackery’ (The Times, 1st March 2017) (print edition)
  • Put reputation over revenue from pseudoscience (Times Higher Education, 1st March 2017)
  • Homeopathy conference at Oxford college ‘promotes quackery’ (Times Higher Education, 28th February 2017)
  • 2016

    Liverpool Echo, 5th October 2016
    Liverpool Echo, 5th October 2016

    Skeptical Activism from the Bottom Up (Skeptical Inquirer, 1st November 2016)

  • Damn this miracle Kangen hexagonal water nonsense for raising false hopes (Mirror, 20th October 2016)
  • The case against homeopathy in Bristol (Bristol 24/7, 15th October 2016)
  • Deadly risk of alternative therapies for children: Doctors issue warning about treatments following several cases of severe illnesses in youngsters (Daily Mail, 7th October 2016)
  • Why does the NHS spend money on homeopathy? (BBC 6th October 2016)
  • CCG axes funding for homeopathy (BMJ, 6th October 2016)
  • Wirral CCG scraps funding for ‘ineffective’ homeopathy (Chemist + Druggist, 6th October 2016)
  • Wirral health chiefs scrap homeopathy funding (BBC, 5th October 2016)
  • NHS funding for homeopathy in Wirral is to be scrapped (Wirral Globe, 5th October 2016)
  • Bristol hospitals spend thousands on homeopathic treatments which NHS admits is unproven (Bristol Post, 5th October 2016)
  • Wirral NHS chiefs vote to stop spending cash on homeopathy (Liverpool Echo, 4th October 2016)
  • North West Tonight Evening News – 6.40pm (BBC One, 4th October 2016) (mp3)
  • Paul Salt show – 4:56pm (BBC Radio Merseyside, 4th October 2016) (mp3)
  • Bristol and London are now the only two places you can get homeopathy on the NHS (Buzzfeed, 4th October 2016)
  • Wirral health chiefs consider end to homeopathy funding (BBC, 29th September 2016)
  • Charity Commission promises review of health charities after threat of court action (Civil Society, 20th September 2016)
  • Regulator to review advancement of health as a charitable purpose (Third Sector, 20th September 2016)
  • Charity Commission threatened with judicial review over homeopathy charities (Civil Society, 19th September 2016)
  • Strip ‘quacks’ of tax breaks, say scientists: Health charities that promote ‘dangerous’ homeopathic treatments could lose bank perks (Daily Mail, 16th September 2016)
  • Regulator threatened with legal action over homeopathy charities (Third Sector, 16th September 2016)
  • Good Thinking Society’s successful challenge to NHS homeopathy (Science Based Medicine, 28th August 2016)
  • Why on earth is the NHS spending even a single penny on homeopathy? (The Pharmaceutical Journal, 12th August 2016)
  • NHS has spent more than £1.75m on homeopathy, despite admitting there is ‘no good-quality evidence it works’ (The Independent, 7th August 2016)
  • Daily Mail, 16th September 2016
    Daily Mail, 16th September 2016

    Vets: Ban the use of homeopathy in animals (BBC, 8th July 2016)

  • Why we are calling for a ban on vets offering homeopathic remedies (Guardian, 8th July 2016)
  • Homeopathy for your pet? That’s barking, warn vets: More than 2,500 use letter to demand alternative medicine is blacklisted (Daily Mail, 8th July 2016)
  • Should vets use homeopathy on animals? (BBC 8th July 2016)
  • Vanessa Feltz show – 7.20am (BBC Radio London, 8th July 2016)
  • Today show – 8.55am (BBC Radio 4, 8th July 2016)
  • Victoria Derbyshire show – 9.50am (BBC 2, 8th July 2016)
  • Homeopathy for pets must be banned, say 1,000 vets (The Times, 25th June 2016)
  • Homeopathy petition attracts 2500 signatures (Veterinary Record, 25th June 2016)
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    Mirror, 29th June 2016

    2015

    The Times, 14th November 2015
    The Times, 14th November 2015

    Liverpool NHS could axe its £30,000 a year bill for homeopathy (Liverpool Echo, 28th November 2015)

  • Homeopathy may go on GP Blacklist (The Times, 14th November 2015 – Print version)
  • GPs must stop giving patients quack medicines (The Times, 14th November 2015 – Print version)
  • Ministers are considering whether homeopathy should be put on a blacklist of treatments GPs are banned from prescribing (BBC Radio 4 – Today, 13th November 2015)
  • Should the NHS pay for homeopathy? We hear from both sides of the debate (BBC 2 – Victoria Derbyshire, 13th November 2015)
  • Homeopathy ‘could be blacklisted’ (BBC 1 – BBC Breakfast, 13th November 2015)
  • Homeopathy ‘could be blacklisted’ (BBC, 13th November 2015)
  • For and against: Should the NHS pay for homeopathy? (BBC,
    13th November 2015)
  • Homeopathy on prescription could be banned from NHS (Guardian, 13th November 2015 – Print version)
  • Homeopathy could be banned from NHS under Government plans (Independent, 13th November 2015)
  • The Times, 14th November 2015
    The Times, 14th November 2015

    GPs could be banned from giving out homeopathy on prescription (Telegraph, 13th November 2015)

  • Ban homeopathy on the NHS because there is ‘no evidence it works’, ministers say (Daily Mail, 13th November 2015)
  • Homeopathy could be blacklisted by NHS as treatment is deemed “scientifically implausible” (Mirror, 13th November 2015)
  • Ministers could ban homeopathy on the NHS because it doesn’t work (Mirror,
    13th November 2015)
  • Guardian, 13th November 2015
    Guardian, 13th November 2015

    Homeopathy prescriptions ‘could be banned’ from the NHS (Evening Standard, 13th November 2015)

  • Homeopathy Could Be Banned On The NHS (Buzzfeed, 13th November 2015)
  • NHS may stop homeopathy prescriptions (RTE News, 13th November 2015)
  • Ministers considering ‘blacklisting’ homeopathic medicines (Pulse, 13th November 2015)
  • The maps that show where the NHS is spending millions on homeopathy (Independent, 27th October 2015)
  • Chiropractic and osteopathy – how do they work? (Observer, 18th October 2015)
  • EXCLUSIVE: Secret NHS plot to slash costs could see YOUR prescription drugs AXED (Daily Express, 12th October 2015)
  • Two very different charlatans both selling the divine right to get rich quick (Daily Mirror, 24th September 2015)
  • Sunday Times, 31st August 2015
    Sunday Times, 31st August 2015
    Sunday Times, 14th June 2015
    Sunday Times, 14th June 2015
  • Warning over potential bogus cancer cure in Surrey (Eagle Radio News, 12th June 2015)
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    Telegraph, 25th May 2015)
  • Controversy over Genesis II Church’s ‘cancer cure’ substance (Get Surrey, 5th June 2015)
  • US ‘church’ plans secret gathering – its ‘miracle’ cure for cancer banned by UK agency (Ash & Farnham News & Mail, 4th June 2015)
  • NHS supplier sells ‘homeopathic owl’ that promises to help treat insomnia (Mirror, 3rd June 2015)
  • MPs call for police inquiry into bogus ‘cancer cures’ (Telegraph, 25th May 2015)
  • Pressure on police to investigate cancer ‘cures’ (Telegraph, 25th May 2015)
  • The fake cancer cure conference the ‘healers’ tried to keep secret (Telegraph, 25th May 2015) 
  • ‘Harley Street’ clinics promoting leeches and acupuncture are subject of formal complaints (Telegraph, 10th May 2015)
  • Scientists outraged at ‘new age’ healers in Harley St documentary (Sunday Telegraph, 10th May 2015)
  • Sunday Telegraph, 10th May 2015
    Sunday Telegraph, 10th May 2015
  • Homeopathy on the NHS to be reviewed (Telegraph, 27th April 2015)
  • Up to 30 CCGs may face legal threat for funding homeopathy (Pulse, 24th April 2015)
  • Amazon sells guide on how to use deadly weight loss pills (The Times, 22nd April 2015)
  • Liverpool CCG rethinks funding of homeopathy (BMJ, 13th April 2015)
  • NHS ‘wastes’ £30,000 on treatment (Liverpool Echo, 13th April 2015)
  • Liverpool NHS to review £30k homeopathy bill after threat of legal action (Liverpool Echo, 12th April 2015)
  • NHS spends more than £200,000 on homeopathic treatments in Bristol
  • Liverpool Echo, 13th April 2015
    Liverpool Echo, 13th April 2015

    (Bristol Post, 2nd April 2015)

  • Why media coverage of alternative cancer cures is dangerous (Guardian, 4th March 2015)
  • Personal experience can mislead us (Hindu business Line, 30th January 2015)
  • 2014

    The Times, 22nd April 2015
    The Times, 22nd April 2015
    Ash & Farnham News & Mail, 4th June 2015
    Ash & Farnham News & Mail, 4th June 2015

    2012