Homeopathy policy evidence session

25 November 2009

The Commons Science and Technology Committee holds the first evidence session of its inquiry into how the government uses evidence to formulate its policy on homeopathy. Watch live from 9.30am.

The witnesses are:


  • Professor Jayne Lawrence, Chief Scientific Adviser, Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
  • Robert Wilson, Chairman, British Association of Homeopathic Manufacturers
  • Paul Bennett, Professional Standards Director, Boots
  • Tracey Brown, Managing Director, Sense About Science
  • Dr Ben Goldacre, Journalist, The Guardian


  • Dr Peter Fisher, Director of Research, Royal London Homeopathic Hospital
  • Professor Edzard Ernst, Director, Complementary Medicine Group, Peninsula Medical School
  • Dr James Thallon, Medical Director, NHS West Kent
  • Dr Robert Mathie, Research Development Adviser, British Homeopathic Association

The inquiry is particularly looking at:

  • government policy on licensing of homeopathic products
  • government policy on the funding of homeopathy through the NHS
  • the evidence base on homeopathic products and services

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