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The regulation of CAM practice in the UK: can it achieve its aim in safeguarding the public?

The regulation of CAM practice in the UK: can it achieve its aim in safeguarding the public?
The regulation of CAM practice in the UK: can it achieve its aim in safeguarding the public?
The number of people accessing CAM continues to attract considerable media and policy attention. The NHS has a long history of CAM commissioning; homeopathy has resided within the NHS since its establishment in 1948 and the NHS still operates four homeopathic hospitals treating 55?000 NHS patients a year at an annual cost of £6 million.1 Moreover, NHS treatment centres continue to provide CAM2 and one in four GP surgeries make acupuncture, osteopathy and chiropractic available to their patients

adverse events, complementary and alternative medicine, ethics, evidence-based practice, statutory regulation
1465-3753
167-170
Hunt, Katherine
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Hunt, Katherine
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Hunt, Katherine (2009) The regulation of CAM practice in the UK: can it achieve its aim in safeguarding the public? Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies, 14 (3), 167-170. (doi:10.1211/fact.14.3.0003).

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The number of people accessing CAM continues to attract considerable media and policy attention. The NHS has a long history of CAM commissioning; homeopathy has resided within the NHS since its establishment in 1948 and the NHS still operates four homeopathic hospitals treating 55?000 NHS patients a year at an annual cost of £6 million.1 Moreover, NHS treatment centres continue to provide CAM2 and one in four GP surgeries make acupuncture, osteopathy and chiropractic available to their patients

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Published date: August 2009
Keywords: adverse events, complementary and alternative medicine, ethics, evidence-based practice, statutory regulation
Organisations: Faculty of Health Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 156609
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/156609
ISSN: 1465-3753
PURE UUID: 9490ac9f-2ff9-4815-87ee-48640db1db4c
ORCID for Katherine Hunt: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6173-7319

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Date deposited: 01 Jun 2010 15:55
Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 00:46

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