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Liverpool residents vote to stop homeopathy funding by CCG

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 17 June 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i3380
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has decided to end funding for homeopathy after months of public consultation. The move follows a legal challenge by the Good Thinking Society, a charity that has campaigned against homeopathy funding on the NHS.

Currently, NHS Liverpool CCG commissions homeopathy services to a maximum contract value of £30 000 a year. From April 2014 to April 2015 this service saw 121 new patients and held 447 follow-up appointments with existing patients. The service is …

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