By removing homeopathic referrals to the Portland Centre for Integrated Medicine (PCIM), Bristol CCG demonstrates a lack of sound decision making because this change will not help improve patient health or balance their books. It will have a negative impact on the lives of those in the care of Bristol CCG as most of the referral patients have chronic conditions which have not been helped through the conventional treatment and now have to go back to treatments that do not work as well for them and cost more. The highly-rated, doctor led service at PCIM will continue to be available to paying patients but sadly will now be unavailable to those without funds and often in most need who were being helped through the referral service.
By removing homeopathic referrals to the Portland Centre for Integrated Medicine (PCIM), Bristol CCG demonstrates a lack of sound decision making because this change will not help improve patient health or balance their books. It will have a negative impact on the lives of those in the care of Bristol CCG as most of the […]
The British Homeopathic Association (BHA) – a charity that supports patients’ rights to homeopathic treatment on the NHS – is awaiting judgement on its legal challenge to NHS England’s 2017 consultation that ended with a recommendation that GPs should not prescribe homeopathic medicines. After four days of lengthy and detailed legal arguments at the Royal […]
Regular visitors to the BHA’s website will know we have launched a legal challenge to NHS England’s consultation on their recommendation that GPs no longer prescribe homeopathy. Here we publish our submission to last year’s consultation.
NHS England’s decision that homeopathy should not be prescribed in primary care is disappointing but not unexpected given the fundamentally flawed consultation it conducted around homeopathy. Instead of listening to patients who have benefited from the therapy, or to the doctors who have treated them, NHS England chooses to base its decision on the discredited […]
The BHA’s online campaign to raise money to fund a judicial review of NHS England’s consultation on its plans to stop prescriptions for homeopathic medicines, has reached its target of £16,000. We are delighted at the generosity of our supporters who share our concerns over this attack on patient choice, said Cristal Sumner, BHA chief […]