Health

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 23rd February 2011.

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Photo of Rhona Brankin Rhona Brankin Labour

Question S3W-39277

To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the cost-effectiveness of homeopathy in relation to the Scottish Government’s integrative approach to patient care.

Photo of Nicola Sturgeon Nicola Sturgeon Scottish National Party

In primary care, costs will relate to the cost of the remedy, which can be cheaper than the cost of orthodox drugs. Practitioners have also noted a reduction in side effects and dependency risks in some cases. In secondary care in Scotland, homoeopathy is only employed within a broader integrative care approach, with surveys showing both enhanced wellbeing and symptom reduction across a broad range of long term conditions, and a resultant reduction in NHS costs through reduced GP and hospital visits and repeat prescriptions.

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