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BMA ANNUAL REPRESENTATIVE MEETING MOTIONS ON HOMEOPATHY

That this House expresses concern at motions 301, 301a, 301b, 301c, 301d, 301e and 301f at this year's British Medical Association's (BMA) Annual Representative Meeting, which calls for no further commissioning of, nor funding for, homeopathic remedies in the NHS; believes that the BMA has overstepped its remit by making such statements without proper consultation with its own membership that practice homeopathy and, more importantly, with the tens of thousands of patients who depend on homeopathy; thinks that an integrated NHS, which employs the best from the orthodox and complementary, and which empowers patients, could deliver better and more cost-effective outcomes at a time of financial prudence; and calls on the Government to maintain its policy of allowing decision-making on individual clinical interventions, including homeopathy, to remain in the hands of local NHS service providers and practitioners who are best placed to know their community's needs.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Berger, Luciana Labour Party Liverpool Wavertree 23.06.2010
Bray, Angie Conservative Party Ealing Central and Acton 28.06.2010
Brine, Steve Conservative Party Winchester 22.06.2010
Gray, James Conservative Party North Wiltshire 23.06.2010
Halfon, Robert Conservative Party Harlow 22.06.2010
Hamilton, Fabian Labour Party Leeds North East 30.06.2010
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 29.06.2010
Harrington, Richard Conservative Party Watford 24.06.2010
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 12.07.2010
McCrea, Dr William Democratic Unionist Party South Antrim 29.06.2010
Mercer, Patrick Conservative Party Newark 12.07.2010
Nokes, Caroline Conservative Party Romsey and Southampton North 05.07.2010
Roy, Lindsay Labour Party Glenrothes 30.06.2010
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 13.07.2010
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 30.06.2010
Stephenson, Andrew Conservative Party Pendle 29.06.2010
Stewart, Bob Conservative Party Beckenham 23.06.2010
Syms, Robert Conservative Party Poole 30.06.2010
Tredinnick, David Conservative Party Bosworth 21.06.2010
Vaz, Keith Labour Party Leicester East 28.06.2010
Walley, Joan Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent North 23.06.2010
Walter, Robert Conservative Party North Dorset 06.07.2010
Weir, Mike Scottish National Party Angus 30.06.2010

Amendment 284A1 - BMA ANNUAL REPRESENTATIVE MEETING MOTIONS ON HOMEOPATHY

leave out from `expresses' to end and insert `support for the right of the BMA to express its views about the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of any putative health treatment and the appropriateness of the NHS commissioning such treatments; notes that the motions of the 2010 BMA Annual Representative Meeting dealing with homeopathy endorse the findings of the recent report from the Fourth Report of the Science and Technology Select Committee of Session 2009-10 on Evidence Check 2: Homeopathy Fourth Report of Session, HC45, namely that the evidence base is clear that homeopathy is not effective beyond placebo and that scarce NHS funds should not be spent commissioning it at a time when, due to cost, the health service is not able to provide its patients even with treatments that have been shown to be effective in clinical trials; and further welcomes the view of the BMA that healthcare should be based on good evidence of effectiveness and cost-effectiveness.'.

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Bayley, Hugh Labour Party York Central 30.06.2010
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 19.07.2010
Cunningham, Tony Labour Party Workington 13.07.2010
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 29.06.2010
Gilmore, Sheila Labour Party Edinburgh East 02.12.2010
Horwood, Martin Liberal Democrats Cheltenham 29.11.2010
Huppert, Julian Liberal Democrats Cambridge 24.06.2010
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 10.11.2010
Sanders, Adrian Liberal Democrats Torbay 01.11.2010
Swales, Ian Liberal Democrats Redcar 09.11.2010
Swinson, Jo Liberal Democrats East Dunbartonshire 20.07.2010