May 1, 2018

Bid to overturn homeopathy crackdown

Homeopaths are seeking to overturn a decision by NHS bosses to recommend GPs no longer prescribe the treatment. Simon Stevens, the chief executive of NHS England, has described homeopathy as "At best a placebo and a misuse of scarce NHS funds". The NHS itself says: "There is no good-quality evidence that homeopathy is effective as a treatment for any health condition." The guidance issued by NHS England focused on a range of different treatments bosses wanted GPs to stop prescribing - of which homeopathy was just one. Spending on homeopathy prescriptions accounted for about £92,000 last year.

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