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PCT Survey 4:

Pilot Study of the Provision of Homeopathy by PCTs

 

Results for those PCTs not providing homeopathy

 

Question 4: Are exactly the same criteria used when assessing all treatments provided by the PCT?

 

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

  • 12 PCTs (59.1%) provided no information about whether the criteria are used consistently

  • 8 PCTs (36.4%) stated that the same criteria are used

  • 1 PCT (4.5%) was uncertain, stating that "we try to review all our practices to ensure that this is the case".

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 4:  Of 21 PCTs ...

 

12 PCTs (59.1%) provided no information ...

 

8 PCTs (36.4%) stated that the same criteria are used.

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Question 5: Are there any other treatments which do not meet these criteria but which are provided by the PCT anyway, and which criteria do they meet?

 

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

  • 14 PCTs (66.7%) provided no information about other treatments

  • 4 PCTs (19.0%) were unsure about whether the PCT provided treatments which did not meet these criteria

  • 2 PCTs (9.5%) stated that no treatments are provided which do not meet these criteria

  • 1 PCT (4.8%) stated that other treatments may take into account “other agreed guidance”.

Question 5:  Of 21 PCTs ...

 

14 PCTs (66.7%) provided no information about other treatments ...

4 PCTs (19.0%) were unsure about whether the PCT provided treatments which did not meet these criteria.

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