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Homeopathy: Medicine for the 21st Century

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Defending Choice in Medicine

BHA key points for your letters:

  • Information about your positive personal experience of homeopathy.
  • Express your concern about the lack of patient involvement in these decisions even though it is the patients who will be the ones to suffer the consequences
  • The motions being put before the BMA will curtail patient choice at a time when government says it wants to widen patient choice and access, and encourage a patient-centred NHS, 
  • The motions being put before the BMA council are inappropriate and are outside its remit as a trade union.
  • The BMA has not consulted homeopathic doctors, professional bodies or patients before proposing such resolutions.
  • The motions fail to respect the professionalism of the BMA’s own members who also practice homeopathy
  • The NHS spends very little on homeopathy, but it often helps patients who have not been helped by conventional methods and who have chronic, multiple health problems. Since homeopathic medicines account for only 0.001% of the NHS drugs budget this is cost effective to the NHS.
    • H:MC21 template letters:
      You can use these as they stand and just add information about your own experience, or you can alter them to suit yourself. Letters which are completely personal are better, but we don't want you to be stopped from sending any letter at all because you are not sure what to put.

Contact addresses:

  • Your Local MP

    • You can find your Constituency MP's contact details at: http://findyourmp.parliament.uk/, in the Yellow Pages, or by phoning the Houses of Parliament Information Office on 020 7219 4272.
       
      • Minister of Health:

        • Rt Hon Andrew Lansley CBE MP,
          Secretary of State for Health,
          House of Commons,
          London SW1A 0AA 
          Email:  dhmail@dh.gsi.gov.uk
           
          • British Medical Association

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