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NHS 'should stop pushing homeopathy'

23 May 2006

Doctors and scientists told NHS trusts last night to stop promoting "implausible" homeopathy treatments.

"The group has written to every hospital and primary care trust to complain about public funding being used to highlight treatments of no proven benefit to patients.

"We are concerned about ways in which unproven or disproved treatments are being encouraged for general use," the letter says.

The letter, organised by Michael Baum, Emeritus Professor of Surgery at UCL, was signed by 13 figures. …

"Patients, the public and the NHS are best served by using available funds for treatments that are based on solid evidence," they conclude. …

Stephanie Condron, 'The Daily Telegraph'