BMA meeting: BMA representatives vote to ban homoeopathy from the NHSBMJ 2010; 340 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c3513 (Published 30 June 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c3513
- Deborah Cohen
Homoeopathic hospitals and remedies should not be funded on the NHS, given the absence of valid scientific evidence of benefit, voted representatives at the BMA’s annual conference in Brighton this week.
They also voted that no UK training post should include a placement in homoeopathy and that pharmacists should remove homoeopathic remedies from their shelves indicating they are drugs: they should place them on shelves clearly labelled “placebos.”
About 50 pro-homoeopathy protestors gathered outside the Brighton conference centre to urge representatives to support the provision of homoeopathy on the NHS. Hamish Meldrum, chairman of the BMA, also said that members had written in to say …