Almost 35,000 people signed the BHA’s parliamentary petition calling on NHS England to continue to allow doctors to prescribe homeopathy and herbal medicine. The petition was launched last September when NHS England announced it was it was considering removing herbal and homeopathic medicines from GP prescribing. In less than two weeks it had attracted over […]
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.
The parliamentary petition calling on the government to stop the NHS removing homeopathy and herbal medicine services has now been signed by 25,000 people. At 100,000 signatures the issue will be considered for debate in parliament. If you support patient choice in healthcare, you still have three months to sign the petition.
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 […]