End of NHS funded homeopathy could leave some UK residents with no other choice but to seek private medical insurance, claims QuoteBoffin.
After examining the claims of homeopathy, the House of Commons select committee on science and technology has concluded that the NHS should no longer provide funding for the treatment. Homeopathy - a 200-year-old complementary medical practice - uses heavily diluted substances that are thought to cause similar symptoms to the illnesses they are being used to treat; thus triggering the body's natural healing process. Millions of patients across the globe swear by homeopathic treatments while others dismiss it as nothing more than a placebo.
QuoteBoffin says, “Freedom of choice is something that Britain prides itself on. Removing homeopathy from the NHS means a percentage of patients are being denied the right to choose a method of treatment they believe is most appropriate or may work better for them than other forms of medicine.”
With private medical and health cash insurers offering homoeopathy treatment, patients wishing to pursue this line of treatment may have no other option but to seek private health cover.
Private medical insurance: News update: 3 March 2010