Homeopathy 2012; 101(01): 51-56
DOI: 10.1016/j.homp.2011.10.003
Original Paper
Copyright © The Faculty of Homeopathy 2011

Running an NHS community homeopathy clinic – 10-year anniversary 2001–2011

Stella Bawden

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Further Information

Publication History

Received06 May 2011
revised19 October 2011

accepted24 October 2011

Publication Date:
29 December 2017 (online)

An outcome series was conducted over a five-year period of patients attending a community NHS homeopathy clinic in Dorchester, Dorset. 273 new patients were seen. 183 (67%) questionnaires were completed at six months after initial consultation. 44% of patients had been unwell for more than five years; 19% of all patients for more than 15 years. A wide variety of conditions were seen, the largest group with depression, anxiety or grief. For follow-up patients 75–81% indicated an improvement in their symptoms and activity while 58% recorded an improvement in their overall wellbeing. Six months after the initiation of treatment 155 (84.7%) felt an improvement in their condition with 148 (81%) attributing this to homeopathy. Nobody reported deterioration due to homeopathic treatment; conventional drug use was reduced in 46 patients (25%).