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Review of the Homeopathy and Iscador Service by NHS Wirral CCG

05 October 2016

October 4th, 2016

Re: Review of the Homeopathy and Iscador Service by NHS Wirral CCG   

The Governing Body of NHS Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group today decided to cease the funding of the Homeopathy and Iscador Service on the Wirral.  The views of the public and other stakeholders were gathered through a formal consultation exercise and this was considered at the meeting today along with other evidence.


Dr Sue Wells, Medical Director and Wirral GP comments:

‘The decision we have taken today follows an informed discussion between Governing Body members which primarily focussed on the lack of evidence by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in relation to Homeopathy and Iscador treatment.

Wirral CCG uses NICE guidance as its main source of clinical evidence when reviewing services along with seeking the views of the public and stakeholders through consultation to ensure it makes the best use of its resources for the people of the Wirral.  We recognise that during the consultation strong views were expressed on both sides of the argument but ultimately a significant majority of the public and clinicians who responded favoured the option to cease funding for this service

NHS Wirral CCG is committed to seeking the views of the public and other stakeholders in an open and transparent way as we continue to review services.