Edinburgh Grandmother Loses Bid to Force NHS to Fund Homeopathy at NHS Lothian

28th August 2015

A GRANDMOTHER has lost her legal battle to force a health board to provide alternative medicines on the NHS.

Honor Watt, 73, sued Lothian Health Board at the Court of Session in Edinburgh after the authority stopped providing homeopathic treatments to ­patients.

The board decided in June 2013 that the money spent on holistic alternatives would be better spent on conventional medicines. A number of medics believe there is no proof that homeopathy, a form of holistic medicine used by more than 200 million people worldwide, can successfully treat conditions.






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