Society of Homoeopaths is investigated over claims that standards chief promoted anti-vaccination materialBMJ 2020; 370 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m2849 (Published 15 July 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;370:m2849
- Clare Dyer
- The BMJ
The Professional Standards Authority (PSA) is to review the accreditation of the Society of Homoeopaths after the society’s professional standards chief was accused of having promoted anti-vaccination messages online.
The PSA renewed the society’s accreditation in February, imposing a condition requiring it to make clear that registered homoeopaths, whether acting in a professional or a public capacity, are not allowed “to provide advice on vaccination or offer or provide homeopathy as an alternative to vaccination for the prevention of serious infectious diseases.”
The condition averted a judicial review which the Good Thinking Society, a charity that promotes rational thinking, had …