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Society of Homoeopaths is investigated over claims that standards chief promoted anti-vaccination material

BMJ 2020; 370 doi: (Published 15 July 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;370:m2849
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 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 …

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