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

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Photo of Rhona Brankin Rhona Brankin Labour

Question S3W-39280

To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that a shift towards personalised services, as outlined in the Better Health, Better Care: Action Plan , should include homeopathic options.

Photo of Nicola Sturgeon Nicola Sturgeon Scottish National Party

HDL(2005)37 indicates that a GP or hospital clinician may refer a patient for alternative treatment if satisfied of the value of the treatment and the competence of the practitioner. That advice remains extant. It is consistent with the person centred ambition in our quality strategy, which wants to see "Mutually beneficial partnerships between patients, their families and those delivering healthcare services which respect individual needs and values and which demonstrate compassion, continuity, clear communication and shared decision-making."

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