Hunt is at it again. More quackery into NHS.
First it was homeopathy: U.K. Health Secretary Hunt: Needs to buy a clue. Now this…
The British government says it is looking into integrating traditional Chinese medicine into the UK’s national health service. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says if there is enough evidence to prove herbal medicines would benefit patients, they could be made available on the NHS and used alongside western medicines. A group of experts has now been tasked to look at the possibility.
The Department of Health has now started an independent Herbal Practioners and Medicines Working Group – made up of senior figures in the industry – to investigate the potential use of Traditional Chinese Medicines. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says NHS money wont be spent on Chinese medicines unless they are backed up by scientific evidence.
Dr Michael Dixon is one of the experts taking part in the working group – and says the aims are two fold.
“We need to make sure that the practitioners are safe, regulated and that the public know that they are. And also that the medicines that they are able to get are equally safe. If we don’t get that then there’s a real risk we might lose herbal medicine in this country.”
So a committee of these herbal practioners are going to decide whether herbal meds are safe to use in the health system? WHY BOTHER? It’s completely biased.
Wow, is this ridiculous! Lots of money going down the drain fiddling about with tooth fairy medicine.