Homeopathy is "rubbish" and shouldn"t be available on the NHS, says chief medical officer

Homeopathy is 'rubbish' and shouldn't be available on the NHS, says Britain's top doctor NHS spends 4m a year on homeopathy treatmentsAlternative therapy involves treating 'like with like', using very diluted substancesDame Sally and the BMA say it is due to placebo effectDefenders say homeopathy has passed more clinical trials than it had failedHealth Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Prince Charles have both endorsed treatment By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 17:30 GMT, 23 January 2013 | UPDATED: 01:59 GMT, 24 January 2013 Homeopathy was condemned as ‘rubbish’ by Britain’s chief medical officer yesterday, who admitted she is ‘perpetually surprised’ it is available on the NHS.

How tick box culture has made nursing the UNCARING profession

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The squaddie and the squirrel: Soft-hearted soldier who nursed dying baby creature back to health by feeding it every four hours

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Does this image show the ghosts of WWII prisoners on their death march? Former Army Officer takes haunting image along route they took

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Jason Barnum arrested: Terrifying criminal with a tattooed EYEBALL arrested for “shooting at police officer”

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Boy disabled at birth after doctors failed to spot plummeting blood sugar levels set for 1m payout

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Iran nuclear facilities hit by cyber attack that plays AC/DC’s Thunderstruck at full volume

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Why going to work on an egg is healthier than it used to be: Nutritional benefits have increased in past 30 years

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Senior doctors told to be on duty to end annual NHS "killing season" when medical graduates start work

NHS ordered to end the 'killing season' when patient death rate jumps as thousands of graduate doctors start work Each year, the first Wednesday in August – dubbed 'Black Wednesday' – sees more than 6,000 newly qualified doctors start their careers in medicineIt coincides with 6% increase in death rates | UPDATED: 09:53 GMT, 28 May 2012 More consultants should be on duty to end the annual 'killing season' in the NHS when thousands of medical graduates start on hospital wards, a review of staff practices has warned.