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Humanists UK calls for an end to NHS homeopathy funding in the west of England

Humanists UK has responded to a joint consultation held by the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) for Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire, calling for an end to the funding of homeopathic treatments on the NHS. This consultation follows a similar one held by the CCG in the summer of 2017, and the recommendation of the […]

Success! NHS funding for homeopathy in London to end in April

The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine (formerly the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital) has announced that it will stop providing NHS-funded homeopathic treatments in April. Humanists UK, who has lobbied the Department of Health and Social Care to ‘blacklist’ all homeopathic treatments provided by the NHS, welcomes this announcement, which represents the bulk of remaining […]

Tell Jeremy Hunt: it’s time to end homeopathy spending for good

On 30 November 2017, NHS England recommended to Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt that homeopathy spending be formally blacklisted across the NHS in England – bringing an end to millions of pounds of waste on a pseudoscientific treatment that has been proven not to work. We’re collecting signatures to urge Jeremy Hunt to act […]

Humanists celebrate end of NHS homeopathy prescriptions in England

Take action: sign our petition to Jeremy Hunt calling for the blacklisting of homeopathy on the NHS In reaction to the news that the board of NHS England has voted to defund homeopathy prescriptions, and recommended that Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt blacklist homeopathy from being provided on the NHS at all, Humanists UK Director of […]

Humanists UK advocates ending homeopathy prescriptions across the NHS

NHS England is currently holding a public consultation on new guidance for all Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) recommending ceasing prescriptions for several treatments including all homeopathic and herbal treatments. NHS England is recommending that CCGs should no longer prescribe either of these treatments to new patients and to facilitate their removal from current patients. Humanists […]

Have your say: Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCGs consult on ending homeopathy funding

Take action! You can respond to the consultation on the NHS’s website, and read our model response to help you draft your own. The Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) for Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire have launched a public consultation asking for the thoughts of people locally and nationally on a recommendation to decommission all […]

Victory for humanists: NHS England to consult on ending homeopathy spending

NHS England has announced that it wants to cease funding homeopathic remedies and other treatments proven to have no efficacy, and has launched a consultation on the matter. The announcement is warmly greeted by Humanists UK, which has campaigned for an end to state funding of homeopathy for many years. In announcing the historic change […]

Homeopathy funding omitted from first wave of NHS spending review

The millions of pounds of public money spent each year on pseudoscientific and disproven homeopathic remedies will not be addressed in the first stage of a national review of National Health Service (NHS) spending in England. Following budget cuts to the health service, NHS England has announced new guidelines which will discourage GPs from prescribing treatments […]

State-funded homeopathy no longer available in the North of England

Homeopathy is no longer available on the National Health Service for patients living in the North of England, following an announcement that the Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has chosen to defund the scientifically unsupported treatment. The result is that in England only NHS Trusts around Bristol and London continue funding homeopathy, and the Bristol trusts are […]

Liverpool NHS Clinical Commissioning Group threatened with legal action after spending £30,000 a year on homeopathy

The Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been threatened with legal action after spending £30,000 a year on homeopathy-based treatments. The funding came despite the fact that the NHS’s own advice states ‘there is no good quality evidence that homeopathy is effective as a treatment for any health condition’. After the Good Thinking Society, which […]

Outgoing scientific adviser criticises homeopathy

The use of homoeopathy by the NHS has been described as ‘mad’ by Professor Sir John Beddington, a former Government scientific adviser.  Sir John has also criticised the Government for ignoring his advice against the NHS funding of homeopathy.  The British Humanist Association (BHA), which opposes the NHS funding of homeopathy, welcomes Sir John’s comments. […]

Homeopathy challenged in House of Lords debate

BHA Distinguished Supporter and All Party Parliamentary Humanist Group (APPHG) member Lord Taverne has challenged the Government on the use of homeopathy in the NHS.  Lord Taverne took part in a House of Lords debate on homeopathy on Tuesday, and asked a question about the removal of evidence-based advice on homeopathy from the NHS Choices […]

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