Society of Homeopaths (SoH) to withdraw from an accreditation scheme.

Posted 25 May 2023

The UK’s Professional Standards Authority (PSA) has announced new Standards for voluntary registers of healthcare providers, causing the Society of Homeopaths (SoH) to withdraw from the accreditation scheme.

The PSA – the government body which oversees and accredits healthcare bodies – has included in their new Standards a ‘public interest’ test, which will weigh up whether the evidence for the benefits of a treatment covered by a register outweigh any risks. The new Standards come after a public consultation on the scope of the Accredited Registers programme, to which Good Thinking made a submission arguing that practitioners who offer therapies whose health benefits are not demonstrated by reliable, high-quality evidence should not be accredited.

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