Midlothian Community Health Partnership (CHP) will look at services across the region and referrals to the Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital.
Patients attending homeopathy clinics in Lothian and interested parties will be given the opportunity to participate in a public consultation scheduled to take place over the summer. Skeptics should perhaps consider adding their weight to this consultation and raise concerns regarding the lack of evidence to support spending tax payers money on the “therapy”. We will update details of how to submit to the consultation when we receive them.
David Small, general manager of Midlothian CHP, said:
“We want to engage and involve all those who have an interest in these services. We have set up a stakeholder group made up of clinicians, patient and public representatives and staff to take this forward. As a responsible organisation it is important that we regularly review patient services and facilities to ensure they continue to reflect local needs and provide the best quality healthcare services possible.”
NHS Lothian provided the following information on the cost of homeopathic services to an earlier 21st Floor FOI request:
|NHS Lothian cost of homeopathic services|
|Service level agreement with NHS Greater Glasgow||24909||25879||26193||26700||27322|
|St Johns Service||22390||23262||23544||24000||24560|
|Dalkeith Clinic inc Leith CTC||57980||53629||43867||61517||48680|
The following figures for patients attending homeopathic services were provided:
|NHS Lothian homeopathic patients|
|Year||New patients||Return Patients||Total|