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Help Save Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital

January 14, 2014

This is a special alert! NHS Lanarkshire is now conducting a public consultation to determine whether it will continue paying for patient referrals for homeopathy at the Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital (or CIC). The loss of patient referrals would be a serious blow to the GHH. It is therefore critically important that as many people as possible complete the short survey linked below to make their views known - even if you are not a resident of the UK or have never used the services of the GHH.

The SURVEY is located here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Homoeopathy. Please take a few moments to complete the survey and let your opinions about homeopathy be known.

Additional information about the consultation can be found here: http://www.nhslanarkshire.org.uk/Involved/consultation/homoeopathy/Documents/homoeopathy-services-consultation.PDF. Please direct any questions to homoeopathy@lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk.

The British Medical Association is fiercely opposed to homeopathy, calling for it to be banned on the NHS in 2010 and that a number of Professors wrote to all the primary care trusts in 2006, telling them not to refer patients for homeopathy, resulting in a huge drop in referrals. Even though Scottish Health Minister Alex Neil vowed to support the Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital last October, this does not guarantee its survival, as its fate rests in whether the Scottish NHS Health Boards will continue to pay for homeopathic services.

Thank you for your support!