Health

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 24th February 2011.

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Photo of Rhona Brankin Rhona Brankin Labour

Question S3W-39276

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

Photo of Nicola Sturgeon Nicola Sturgeon Scottish National Party

Homoeopathy in the NHS is used only by registered health care professionals, integrated within their wider practice. It is reported as useful, both in specialist secondary care and in the 50% or so of general practices in Scotland which prescribe homoeopathy (with the use in those under 16 years doubling between 2000 to 2003).

There may be debate about the scientific mechanism underpinning the results obtained, with respect to the relative contribution of the holistic consultation process, the action of the homoeopathic remedy, and placebo effects, but the results are clear, with research showing high levels of safety, patient satisfaction, consultation quality, patient enablement, and useful outcomes.

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