Monday, May 16, 2016

UK homeopathic hospitals: Belfast blogger and I ask oversight agency for a standard of care review


On April 25, my Belfast, Northern Ireland, blogging buddy Dean Sterling Jones and I co-signed and co-blogged a request for a review of "crystal therapy" and other dubious medical treatments being offered by a Liverpool hospital. On May 2, we blogged about a similar request we made re: a Derbyshire hospital offering "energy therapies." On May 11, we blogged about a similar request we made re: a Norwich area medical facility offering "Thought Field Therapy" and other iffy treatments.

We filed our requests with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), "the independent regulator of health and social care in England."

Today we filed the following request with the CQC re: the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine, Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital, and Bristol Homeopathic Hospital.

Incidentally, my mother -- a freelance writer who advocated of all sorts of dubious "alternative" medical treatments -- co-authored the 1981 book, Homeopathic Medicine At Home.