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  • Reply To: What now for NHS Homeopathy and CAM?
    Rwilk Says: September 5, 2018

    CCGs always go for low hanging fruit when they want to make cuts, and homeopathy and CAM are easy targets. Only problem is that it's short sighted and means more health problems for patients in future.

  • Reply To: Accredited Registers – where do we go from here?
    Gregcote Says: January 29, 2018

    I found someone who was registered with CNHC, which is PSA accredited. I guess it was reassuring to know they were accredited, but if I am honest I don't really know what the accreditation means. A higher standard maybe?

  • Reply To: Accredited Registers – where do we go from here?
    Rwilk Says: January 24, 2018

    Seems to be zero public awareness of this. Who is publicising it to patients? I had to google it to find out.

  • Integrated Healthcare: Putting the Pieces Together Report
    PGIH Says: February 4, 2019

    The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Integrated Healthcare published its much anticipated report on 13th December, which has had been widely welcomed. What are the key issues which should be taken forward?

  • Reply To: The Report – Integrated Healthcare: Putting the Pieces Together
    Gregcote Says: July 2, 2019

    A really good report. Has this been seen by government ministers and NHS commissioners. The most important thing is widening access to CAM for patients.

  • Reply To: What now for NHS Homeopathy and CAM?
    Doctorf Says: July 2, 2019

    The only thing that I care about is that clinical responsibility stays with doctors to treat their patients however they see fit, whether that is giving them homeopathy or anything else. It you take that away you damage the doctor-patient relationship and disempower doctors trying to do their job.

  • Reply To: The Report – Integrated Healthcare: Putting the Pieces Together
    PGIH Says: July 2, 2019

    Yes, the Report has been seen by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, and other Ministers, and raised in the House of Commons Chamber. The PGIH's members have distributed it to their members but we would encourage everyone to publicise even wider via social media. Further action is imminent on a number of recommendations.

  • Reply To: The Report – Integrated Healthcare: Putting the Pieces Together
    Doctorf Says: July 2, 2019

    GPs are severely overworked and time constrained in the NHS. We should be making more effort to keep patients from visiting their GP as a first option for conditions that a pharmacist or other professional could advise on. This would give doctors more time with patients who do need to access Primary Care.

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