Homeopathy in United Kingdom

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NewsNew regulation found after the CAMbrella deliveries:

No new regulation found.


Notice! All text below is copied from the CAMbrella report – delivered Dec 31, 2012
 

Homeopathy practices are not statutorily regulated in the UK (60) and registration is not
compulsory. There are three major professional associations that between them regulate
some 2500 non-medical practitioners.

Homeopathy has been recognized by law as a distinct therapeutic system for doctors since the Faculty of Homeopathy in the UK was established by the Faculty of Homeopathy Act of 1950 (314). The faculty offers homeopathy training courses to statutorily registered healthcare professionals like dentists, doctors, nurses, midwives, osteopaths, pharmacists, podiatrists and veterinary surgeons (314).

At some universities optional CAM courses including homeopathy are offered but not as part of normal medical training (106). Within the NHS in the UK there are 3 homeopathic hospitals, 7 NHS referral clinics and in many areas GPs integrate homeopathy in their primary care practice (106, 309).