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CCG axes funding for homeopathy

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 06 October 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5448
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. BMJ

An NHS clinical commissioning group in England is to stop funding homeopathy after a consultation showed widespread public support for the move.

Wirral CCG decided to decommission homeopathy and an alternative cancer treatment called Iscador after 95% of 1291 local people it surveyed said that funding for the service should stop, with just 4% wanting it to continue.1

Twenty of 22 doctors who responded to a survey of local GPs also supported the termination of the service. The GPs cited the treatments’ ineffectiveness and the lack of evidence …

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