A website produced by H:MC21 to promote homeopathy and defend the right of people in the UK to choose homoeopathy within the NHS

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This pilot study ... based on responses from 7% of PCTs ... has clearly exposed weaknesses in the approach to decision-making about the provision of homeopathy in the NHS.

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Question 2:  Of 21 PCTs ...

13 PCTS (61.9%) provided no information about the professional knowledge of the principles and practice of homeopathy among those making the decision.

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Question 6:  Of 21 PCTs ...

16 PCTs (76.2%) provided no information about the professional knowledge of the principles and practice on which other treatments are based among those making the decision

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Question 6: How many members of the Board of the PCT and of these advisory committees and individuals have professional knowledge of the principles and practice on which these other treatments are based?

Of the 21 PCTs which have decided not to provide homeopathy:

  • 16 PCTs (76.2%) provided no information about the professional knowledge of the principles and practice on which other treatments are based among those making the decision about the provision of those treatments
  • 2 PCTs (9.5%) did not collect such information or considered it “not applicable”
  • 3 PCTs (14.3%) stated that several decision-makers had some knowledge.