Homeopathy 2011; 100(03): 183-186
DOI: 10.1016/j.homp.2011.03.001
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A discussion: the future role of homeopathy in the National Health Service (NHS)

Daniel Yu-Hin Ng

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Publication History

Received06 December 2009
revised29 November 2010

accepted11 March 2011

Publication Date:
18 December 2017 (online)

Homeopathy has been provided by the National Health Service in the UK for over 60 years, funded largely by taxpayer's money. However, in recent years, its provision has come under much criticism questioning its true value. Taking a neutral stance, arguments both for and against the provision of homeopathy on the NHS is presented. It includes issues such as the evidence and safety profile of homeopathy, but also takes into account costs and benefits of homeopathy in a wider perspective. Overall, the provision of homeopathy is justified as long as there is a need within the population, occupying a complementary role alongside conventional medicine.