Michael Marshall is project director of the Good Thinking Society, a pro-science charity which seeks to challenge pseudoscience and promote evidence-based medicine. In 2010 and 2011 he organised international awareness-raising campaigns concerning homeopathy as Project Manager of the 10:23 Campaign.
On 21 July 2017, NHS England announced plans to prevent GPs from prescribing homeopathic remedies (The Pharmaceutical Journal online, 21 July 2017). NHS England’s consultation is part of a wider cost-saving exercise, but in relation to homeopathy alone
A recent article in The Independent has, once again, highlighted NHS spending on homeopathic remedies (‘NHS has spent more than £1.75m on homeopathy, despite admitting there is no good-quality evidence it works’, 7 August 2016). Although
Local NHS health bodies around the UK should follow Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group’s decision to review spending on homeopathy, a treatment that lacks any reasonable supporting evidence of effectiveness.