Response to DH’s planned consultation

In response to news reports that the Department of Health is planning a consultation on whether to “blacklist” homeopathic medicines, the president of the Faculty of Homeopathy has issued the following statement: It’s disappointing that at a time when the NHS is facing a funding crisis the Department of Health (DH) is embarking on a […]

Lothian ruling statement

Lord Uist’s ruling dismissing the call for a judicial review of NHS Lothian’s decision to cease provision of its homeopathy service is a major blow, not only for the sick 74-year-old woman who was courageous enough to take on the health board and bring the case, but for all who believe in patient choice. The […]

In dispute with the BHA

No we’ve not fallen out with ourselves. The BHA to which I refer is the British Humanist Association, a registered charity that according to the mission statement on its website believes in “equal treatment of everyone regardless of religion or belief”. That is unless you are a patient in Liverpool seeking treatment from the city’s […]

Our response to NHMRC’s position statement

The Australian NHMRC’s statement seriously misrepresents the nature of the clinical research evidence in homeopathy. The NHMRC’s conclusion fails to caution that its review admitted that ‘the evidence base for the majority of clinical conditions was considered of insufficient size to enable clear conclusions on the efficacy of homeopathy to be drawn’. Moreover, the review’s […]

Homeopathy – the natural career choice

When I made the decision to study medicine I thought that if I qualified as a GP I would be satisfied with the type of doctor I had become. As I acquired more experience though, my initial enthusiasm on qualifying was replaced with disappointment when I realised the limitations of orthodox medicine. I saw increasingly […]

The Snooks have arrived!

Homeopathy has some new supporters – the Snooks. This group of colourful cartoon characters appeared during Homeopathy Awareness Week (June 14-21) in three short animated films. The Snooks deliver simple but important messages about homeopathy in a light-hearted and engaging manner. The key messages communicated in the animations are: Homeopathy is about treating the individual […]

In praise of homeopathy

Hi, my name is James McMurray and I’m a community pharmacist.  I qualified in 2008 and, after a few years of working for a pharmacy chain, I decided I would like to do further training. Community pharmacy is not just about filling prescriptions and shop selling. There has been a movement to increase our involvement […]

Walking the dog for the BHA

As a lover of homeopathy and a trustee of the BHA, I’m always looking for new ways to help raise funds for our wonderful charity. It is difficult fundraising for something as complex as homeopathy; after all, what does it mean? For people who are not aware of what homeopathy is or does, it means […]

Australian report misrepresents clinical research evidence in homeopathy

Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), the country’s leading medical research body, is conducting systematic reviews of existing systematic reviews to formulate formal position statements on the efficacy, cost-effectiveness, safety and quality of complementary therapies, including homeopathy. The British Homeopathic Association (BHA) actively encourages all serious scientific studies into homeopathy and other complementary […]

GP embarks on marathon walk for the BHA

Dr Katalin Borbely is embarking on a marathon walk to raise funds for the British Homeopathic Association (BHA). The doctor, who runs the BHA funded clinic in Norwich, is setting off on 29 March from the Spanish city of Leon to walk 220 miles to the shrine at Santiago de Compostela, the reputed burial place […]