Posts Tagged ‘Alternative medicine’

NHS to end prescription of homeopathic remedies due to ‘misuse of funds’

Homeopathic remedies will no longer be available on prescription on the NHS according to newly-announced plans. The move comes as part of the NHS Englan...

Hunt forces CMO to review homeopathy studies

The health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, asked the chief medical officer to commission expert reviews of three homeopathic remedy studies carried out by a commer...

A third of trusts fund homeopathy, figures reveal

A third of NHS trusts still fund homeopathy despite repeated calls for them to stop, an investigation has found. GP magazine obtained data from two thir...

“NHS funding of homeopathy risks misleading patients”

Patients are at risk of being misled over the benefits of homeopathy by the government's decision to fund the remedies on the NHS, the country's most senio...

Chiroquacktors seek prescribing rights

Always one to keep my ear to the ground for things to get angry about, I was interested to hear on DNUK that chiropractors (or more specifically, the Briti...

Concern over homeopathic MMR vaccinations

Homeopaths are offering 'alternative vaccinations' which doctors say could leave patients vulnerable to potentially fatal diseases, a BBC investigation has...

Come with me on a homeopathic journey

So, the government are going to carry on funding homeopathy on the NHS? I wonder which of the coalition partners thought of that? Was it a Tory grandee wi...

NHS will continue to fund homeopathy

Homeopathy will continue to be available on the NHS, the government has said in response to a House of Commons science and technology committee report. Th...

NHS should stop funding homeopathy, BMA votes

The NHS should stop funding homeopathy and it should no longer be marketed as a medicine in pharmacies, doctors say. Medics voted on the issue at the BMA'...

Prince’s complementary medicine foundation closes

The Prince of Wales' controversial charity dedicated to promoting the use of complementary therapies has decided to close down permanently, after being emb...

MPs call on NHS to scrap homeopathy funding

Homeopathy should not be funded by the NHS, say MPs. The Science and Technology Committee analysed scientific literature on homeopathic treatment and fo...