Thank you for taking the time to get involved in our consultation

NHS Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group currently funds some patients to receive Homeopathy and Iscador treatments, where this is agreed between them and their GP.

As part of our commissioning role, we regularly review the services we fund for local people and we are now reviewing the contract for Homeopathy and Iscador treatment by the provider Liverpool Medical Homeopathy Service. 

To help us decide whether we should continue to fund services in the future we are asking for your views.

Please remember that this is a consultation and not a ‘vote’. We will be taking into account your consultation responses along with a wide range of other information, including the views of staff, professional groups and other interested organisations.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) advises the NHS on the proper use of treatments; NICE currently does not recommend that Homeopathy and Iscador treatment should be used in the treatment of any health condition, nor fund it from the NHS.

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg57/ifp/chapter/complementary-therapies

Since April 2013 to March 2015, £31,608; broken down as £20,540 for Homeopathy and £11,068 for Iscador has been paid by NHS Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group to Liverpool Medical Homeopathy Service for Homeopathy and Iscador treatment.

Based on what we have said above, we welcome your views as part of this consultation and encourage you to read the information we have made available to help you provide a response.

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