Category: NHS Homeopathy

Homeopaths’ legal challenge to NHS England fails

Today, the British Homeopathic Association lost their legal case against NHS England, with the judge dismissing all four parts of their case. The BHA had sought to overturn NHS England’s announcement in November 2017 of new guidance which advises GP’s not to prescribe homeopathic remedies. Michael Marshall, Project Director of the Good Thinking Society, said …

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Have your say on NHS Homeopathy in Bristol – by April 15th

Last August, we highlighted a consultation by Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire CCGs to end NHS Homeopathy funding. The consultation ended on August 15th, but the CCGs chose not to release the results, electing instead to wait until NHS England had announced the results of their own consultation, which they did in November 2017. …

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NHS Homeopathy ends in London

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Last week, the BBC covered the latest development in our campaign to stop NHS homeopathy, revealing that the Royal London Hospital for Integrative Medicine will no longer be allowed to offer homeopathy consultations to NHS patients, effectively ending NHS support for homeopathy in the capital: NHS homeopathy ending in London A major centre of homeopathy …

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Curbs on hospital linked to Queen over rule breach (The Times)

(Coverage from The Times of our NHS Homeopathy campaign) The hospital where the Queen’s homeopath works has been banned from offering homeopathy to NHS patients for disobeying health service policy. An audit found that the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine had been wrongly charging the alternative treatment to taxpayers.

NHS homeopathy ending in London (BBC)

(Coverage on the BBC of our NHS Homeopathy campaign) A major centre of homeopathy will no longer be able to spend NHS money on the controversial practice. The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine – formerly the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital – will stop providing NHS-funded homeopathic remedies in April.

NHS stops funding for homeopathy at UK’s largest alternative medicine hospital (Independent)

(Coverage in the Independent of our NHS Homeopathy campaign) A major taxpayer-funded centre for homeopathic, herbal and alternative medicines will no longer be providing these remedies on the NHS after health service chiefs said homeopathy was “at best, a placebo”.

NHS England calls for homeopathy to be blacklisted; Enfield CCG ends homeopathy funding

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Earlier today, NHS England announced recommendations that GPs should no longer prescribe homeopathic treatments or herbal remedies, and called on the Secretary of State for Health to put both on the NHS Blacklist, which would prevent any NHS funds being spent on prescribing either treatment. The announcement came after NHS England’s consultation on “Items which …

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Have your say on NHS Homeopathy in Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire – by August 15th

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We have seen in recent years how effective it can be for the public to participate in consultations on ending NHS homeopathy: in Liverpool and the Wirral, when the Clinical Commissioning Group asked for the thoughts of members of the local and national public, they received overwhelming support for ending their spending on the ineffective …

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Have your say on NHS Homeopathy Prescriptions – here’s how

There is a public consultation currently taking place on whether the NHS should stop the availability on prescription. You can submit your thoughts via a simple online form, and you have until October 21st to do so. We can be sure that homeopaths and homeopathy trade groups will be planning to take part in the …

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Good Thinking Society welcomes NHS England recommendation to end NHS homeopathy prescriptions

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Earlier today, NHS England announced a consultation regarding the availability of homeopathic remedies on prescription, recommending that no new prescriptions ought to be written for homeopathy. The consultation launch has been accompanied by a report which highlights that “NHS England’s view is that, at best, homeopathy is a placebo and a misuse of scarce NHS …

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