This week, Hannah Devlin asks: what are sceptics of alternative medicine saying about its rise? And what can their thoughts tell us about how the scientific sceptic movement is approaching the conversation?
Mar 21 2018
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. …
Mar 21 2018
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 …
Mar 19 2018
(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.
Mar 13 2018
(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.
Mar 13 2018
Feb 05 2018
Jan 23 2018
A Surbiton-based alternative medicine practitioner has been labelled ‘irresponsible’ by an anti-pseudoscience charity for offering treatments ‘without good evidence’ for conditions including cancer. Caroline Cai, Contemporary Chinese Therapy owner, offers alternative medicine therapies such as acupuncture, deep-tissue massages, moxibustion, cupping and herbs to help with an array of conditions ranging from major illnesses to minor …
Jan 18 2018
Yuji Okitani, the winner of our UK Who Wants to Be a Mathematician competition, competed in the international Grand Final in the US last Saturday, finishing a very respectable third place in his semi final. The competition, which is run by the American Mathematical Society and took place live at the 2018 Joint Mathematics Meetings …