The Professional Standards Authority (PSA) has announced new Standards for voluntary registers of healthcare providers, causing the Society of Homeopaths (SoH) to withdraw from the accreditation scheme. The PSA – the government body which oversees and accredits healthcare bodies – has included in their new Standards a ‘public interest’ test, which will weigh up whether the …
Category: Society of Homeopaths Accreditation
Between 2014 and 2021, the Society of Homeopaths were accredited by the Professional Standards Authority, a government body which regulates healthcare regulators and registers.
We felt that accreditation status gave the SoH an undue level of credibility, and gave the public the impression that homeopathy is safe, effective and beneficial.
Good Thinking challenged that accreditation in 2019, and in 2021 the PSA updated their Standards, causing the Society of Homeopaths to withdraw from the scheme.
Jan 11 2021
The Professional Standards Authority has suspended the Society of Homeopaths’ accreditation, after the SoH failed to meet conditions imposed upon it.
Jul 11 2020
Mar 15 2020
Good Thinking’s Judicial Review concluded with strict conditions placed on the Society of Homeopaths
Our Judicial Review questioning the reaccreditation of the Society of Homeopaths was to be heard in court this week, but in light of the PSA’s new, strict conditions on the Society of Homeopaths, we have withdrawn our Judicial Review.
Feb 13 2020
The Professional Standards Authority have today announced their decision to reaccredit the Society of Homeopaths for 2020, subject to a number of conditions. This follows their 2019 decision to reaccredit the Society – a decision we believe was unlawful, which is why we elected to challenge that reaccreditation via Judicial Review. As our legal challenge …
Feb 06 2020
Last year, we reported that our Judicial Review challenging the accreditation of the Society of Homeopaths would be heard by the High Court. We have now been given a date for our full hearing: March 18th-19th. Supporters of ours will remember that Good Thinking challenged the Professional Standards Authority (PSA), the government body which overseas …
Nov 04 2019
The last week has seen an extraordinary series of investigations published across the UK press, exposing the anti-vaccination claims of homeopaths in the UK. Last Monday, NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens wrote the PSA to express his concerns over their reaccreditation of the Society of Homeopaths, with his forthright letter making headlines in the Mail, Telegraph, …
Oct 04 2019
Good Thinking challenged the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) over their failure to protect vulnerable autistic children from anti-vaccine proponents and potentially harmful ‘cures’ The PSA accredited the Society of Homeopaths, despite registrants of the Society of Homeopaths offering CEASE therapy – an anti-vaccine ‘cure’ for autism If successful, the challenge could see the accreditation decision …
Jun 29 2019
Help us protect people with autism from harmful homeopathic ‘cures’. We are challenging the Society of Homeopaths’ PSA accreditation, to keep autistic children safe from homeopaths who offer harmful CEASE therapy.