Homeopathy will continue to be available on the NHS, the government has said in response to a House of Commons science and technology committee report.
That report recommended that homeopathy should no longer be available on the NHS because of the lack of evidence of its efficacy.
Despite the NHS needing to make significant savings, the government responded that it was up to local clinicians to decide whether homeopathic treatments were appropriate.
The government says: “We believe in patients being able to make informed choices about their treatments, and in a clinician being able to prescribe the treatment they feel most appropriate in particular circumstances, within the regulatory and guidance frameworks by which they are bound.”
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