A number of public figures in the UK have publicly given backing to campaign by the British Homeopathic association (BHA) to persuade politicians to allow the NHS to continue giving homeopathic remedies alongside actual medicine.
The campaign has been endorsed by UK Labour MP Peter Hain, actress Louise Jameson, David Bellamy, the environmentalist and former tennis professional Annabel Croft.
Croft claims that homeopathy has helped her through the menopause and assisted when her son was sick. She also claims to no longer treat them with antibiotics preferring instead to use homeopathy. While Professor Bellamy, currently a patron of the BHA, has also derided the theory of man made climate change as poppycock and believes that his position on global warming has harmed his ability to make TV programs with the BBC (despite these stopping in 1994 some ten years before his climate change pronouncements). Former Doctor Who assistant Lousie Jameson turned to homeopathy to treat depression.
Hain is reported as stating:
“My view is that homeopathy and conventional medicines must remain side by side under the NHS to offer the best to patients.”