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Alternative Methoden => Homöopathie => Topic started by: Krik on January 18, 2021, 04:37:24 PM

Title: Accreditation of Society of Homeopaths suspended
Post by: Krik on January 18, 2021, 04:37:24 PM
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Accreditation of Society of Homeopaths suspended

The United Kingdom’s Professional Standards Authority (PSA) for Health and Social Care has suspended the accreditation of the Society of Homeopaths (SoH
) for failing to meet conditions set by the Authority during 2020. The suspension will be reviewed after 12 months. The Authority’s Review of Conditions

"The Authority found that the SoH did not appear to have prioritised public protection over professional interests in its handling of complaints or governance processes, which undermined confidence in its ability to ensure its registrants were compliant with its own Code of Ethics and position statements. This led to risks to the public from homeopathy being offered as an alternative for serious conditions such as depression, arthritis and autoimmune conditions that require medical supervision."

In 2019, the Good Thinking Society brought a legal challenge to SoH's accreditation
after SoH members promoted anti-vaccine misinformation and claimed to cure autism via CEASE therapy

The case was withdrawn after the PSA imposed strict conditions upon the SoH in early 2020

However, in April 2020, Good Thinking reported that registrants of the Society of Homeopaths were selling homeopathic remedies aimed at treating COVID-19

In July, Good Thinking revealed that the SoH had appointed as ‘Professional Standards and Safeguarding Lead’ Sue Pilkington
a homeopath
who had repeatedly shared anti-vaccine misinformation despite conditions imposed upon the SoH for failing to tackle anti-vaccine propaganda among its membership.

This prompted an emergency review by the PSA, leading to Ms. Pilkington’s immediate dismissal. The review also led to requirements that SoH failed to meet, which resulted in its suspension.

[Marshall M. Professional Standards Authority suspends the Society of Homeopaths
Good Thinking news release, Jan 11, 2021]



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