NHS England Consultation on Homeopathic Medicines
In 2017, NHS England held a public consultation on homeopathic medicines. Unopposed, this could see the NHS abolish prescriptions of all Homeopathic and Herbal medicines.
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UPDATE (14th October): The government responds to our petition
UPDATE (6th November): The BHA launches a legal process seeking a Judicial Review of the NHS England consultation
UPDATE (29th November): The BHA crowd-funding campaign reaches its target! Additional funds will go towards work being done to defend and clarify the case with the court.
UPDATE (30th November): NHS England decides that homeopathic, herbal, and other complementary medicines should not be prescribed. The BHA are still going ahead with their legal challenge, calling for a judicial review of the NHS England consultation.
UPDATE (20th March): Almost 35,000 people have signed the BHA’s parliamentary petition calling on NHS England to continue to allow doctors to prescribe homeopathy and herbal medicine.
UPDATE (6th April): The BHA launches the second part of the campaign to help fund the legal fees for the Judicial Review hearing, set for the 1 May 2018.
Threat to Animal Homeopathic Treatments by the RCVS
The Council of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is effectively threatening legal action, under the Animal Welfare Act, if a vet or owner use homeopathy or other complementary medicines.
Unopposed, and out of the protection of EU law, the corporate pharmaceutical industry could reign supreme.
This spring, the Charity Commission (CC) had conducted a public consultation on whether organisations promoting the use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) should have charitable status.
We expect the results of the consultation to be announced in the autumn of 2017.