Should have made the budget £0.01 a year

Homeopathic remedies will no longer be available on prescription on the NHS according to newly-announced plans.

The move comes as part of the NHS England’s drive to save more than £190m a year through a new set of national guidelines, which are now open for public consultation.

Then everyone would have been cured of everything, right?

14 comments on “Should have made the budget £0.01 a year

  1. Well, no, it’s actually a reasonable joke, not something ridiculous. Spudda Productions on the other hand……

  2. Government as jerks. They insist on picking up the check for medical costs, then COMPLAIN ABOUT THE COST.

    ‘A misuse of scarce funds’

    Does NHS exist to treat people, or to manage money? I know, trick question. “Neither” is a good answer.

    ‘The move comes as part of the NHS England’s drive to save more than £190m a year through a new set of national guidelines, which are now open for public consultation.’

    Cos the public has knowledge of . . . what? Money? The efficacy of homeopathic treatments? NHS acting like they care. Hmmm . . . they do that a lot.

    If doctors prescribe £190m a year, it would appear that DOCTORS believe in their efficacy.

  3. “If doctors prescribe £190m a year, it would appear that DOCTORS believe in their efficacy.”

    Not necessarily, doctor’s often prescribe just to get patients out of their surgery.

  4. I thought the purpose of these quacks was to keep the attention seekers busy and out of the medical system.

  5. At current wholesale prices, £190 million is about two hundred thousand tons of sugar. That’s a lot of placebos.

  6. NHS offer TENS for pain releif which is as pure as woo can get. but at least for preggers people they charge £20 to rent the machine.

  7. “which is as pure as woo can get”
    Pah! Doesn’t even come close.
    There’s a piece of gimcrackery a mate’s wife “heals” with knocks the spots off of it. Supposed to be derived from the Russian space program. More like cooked up in the KGB’s favourite holiday resort – Sochi. Got my hands on one for an evening. It seems to generate a few hundred Hz at around 50V with bugger all current behind it. You just might notice a slight tingle. The meter apparently reads the voltage of its own battery. With this she can diagnose & cure everything from bad aura up to kidney cancer*. Sessions start at a hundred quid for the initial diagnostic session & 50 per after. If you want to set yourself up as a “healer” it’s a mere £1200 for the machine & over a grand for training. Agencies are available.

    *What the old girl she was “treating” died of. Undiagnosed kidney cancer. Mate or not, I do think dropping his missus in a snake pit would be life enhancing for the rest of us.

  8. TENS has clinical trials behind it. It has statistically significant effects, but there’s controversy over what it’s best for. Homoeopathy is just ridiculous bollocks.

  9. Hello
    Anyone thinking this through?

    Theatre of theatre is cheaper than theatre.
    Placebo effect is well attested.
    The body has better anti disease resistance than big pharma.
    You will normally get better anyway, reversion to the mean.
    If you believe in sugar pills for gangrene, diabetes, lung cancer… then the general population is healthier to see you in a casket clutching your Darwin Award certificate.

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