Homeopathic Prescriptions

Homeopathy isn’t widely available on the NHS. In 2017, NHS England recommended that GPs and other prescribers should stop providing it. This is because they found “no clear or robust evidence to support the use of homeopathy on the NHS”.

Report : Clinical evidence for homeopathy (PDF)

Homeopathy is usually practised privately, and homeopathic remedies are available from pharmacies.

There is still the Centre for Integrative Care in Glasgow (based in Gartnavel – formerly known as the Homeopathic hospital) and when a patient receives a consultation there, an integrative care assessment takes place and following this they may or may not receive a recommendation for homeopathic treatment.

The GPs at this practice have taken the decision in line with NHS England and many practices in Scotland that they will no longer be issuing prescriptions for any homeopathic medications, even if they are recommended by the Centre for Integrative Care (CIC).  These prescriptions can be purchased privately or obtained from the Gartnavel pharmacy on site at the CIC.

Important Information

You can request to be referred to the Centre for Integrative Care (CIC), but please not that we will not be able to provide you with any prescriptions that the CIC may recommend. 

Brexit and Medications

We have been informed by the Chief Medical Officer that preparations have been made by the Government to reduce the risk to the supply of medicines, medical devices and clinical consumables at the end of the EU Transition Period.

Medicines and other medical supplies will be given priority for entry into the UK as ‘category 1’ goods.

GP practices, community pharmacies, hospitals, social care providers and members of the public should not stockpile. Prescriptions will be issued as normal. Shortages are a regular occurrence and the NHS has strengthened the systems used to manage the situation. 

There is no need for you to do anything different.