MPs Homeopathy enjoys a high level of support from politicians. In 2007, 206 MPs signed an Early Day Motion welcoming the contribution of homeopathy to NHS healthcare. Celebrities Sir Paul McCartney, David Beckham,Twiggy, Roger Daltrey, Caprice, Susan Hampshire, Tina Turner, Louise Jameson, Gaby Roslin, Jude Law, Sadie Frost, Nadia Sawalha, Richard Branson, Debra Stephenson and Meera Syal, as well as The Queen are all users of homeopathy and there are many more.
Homeopathy and the NHS
The NHS spends approximately £4 million a year on homeopathy. The three NHS homeopathic hospitals have been a part of the NHS since it began in 1948. They currently treat tens of thousands of patients each year who are referred by GPs and NHS specialists. In the UK there are over 400 GPs practising homeopathy who are regulated by the GMC and are members of the Faculty of Homeopathy. They treat around 200,000 NHS patients per year with homeopathy.
References:1. Global TGI Barometer, January 2008; Issue 33. 2. Complementary Medicines – UK, Mintel April 2007 3. ECHAMP’s Facts & Figures, 2nd Ed, 2007. Source: www.britishhomeopathic.org – this charitable organisation works to make homeopathy available for everyone through providing useful and factual information but also through supporting education and research.
Homeopathy alongside conventional medicine
Homeopathy doesn’t interfere with conventional medicine and should be seen as a complementary treatment, not as an alternative. In fact, homeopathic and conventional treatments can work very well alongside each other. This approach also gives patients more treatment choices. Source: www.facultyofhomeopathy.org