Part of Scottish Executive Question Time — Health and Wellbeing – in the Scottish Parliament at 2:15 pm on 2nd December 2010.

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Photo of Nicola Sturgeon Nicola Sturgeon Scottish National Party 2:15 pm, 2nd December 2010

The Scottish Government recognises that complementary or alternative therapies, including homeopathy, may offer relief to some people suffering from a wide variety of conditions. It is, however, a matter for national health service boards in Scotland to make such services available on the basis of an assessment of needs within their respective areas. The treatment of individual patients is always a matter of professional judgement.