The High Court has rejected the British Homeopathic Association’s legal challenge to the 2017 NHS England consultation that recommended GPs stop prescribing homeopathy. It is a serious blow to all who want to see wider access to the therapy.
As an organisation that represents healthcare professionals working within the health service, the Faculty of Homeopathy is concerned this decision will jeopardise the future of the remaining services in England and limit the clinical freedom of members working in general practice.
There is also the risk of a domino-effect from the judge’s ruling that could negatively influence events in Scotland. All of this poses a direct threat to the continuation of training of healthcare professionals in homeopathy and recruitment would, inevitably, become much more problematic.
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