Consultation on complementary and alternative medicines
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Detail of feedback received
We are continuing to analyse the submissions to this consultation. Over 600 written responses were submitted, and we are grateful to all who took the time to contribute.
The Commission had planned to publish an analysis of the consultation in early August. However, the high volume of submissions means it has not been possible to prepare the analysis in that timeframe. We will continue our work on the review and plan to publish our analysis later in 2017.
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The Charity Commission is seeking your views on the charitable status of complementary and alternative medicines.
This consultation is about the Commission’s approach to deciding whether an organisation which uses or promotes CAM therapies is a charity. For an organisation to be charitable, its purposes must be exclusively charitable. Some purposes relate to health and to relieve the needs of the elderly and disabled.
We are seeking views on:
- the level and nature of evidence to support CAM
- conflicting and inconsistent evidence
- alternative therapies and the risk of harm
- palliative alternative therapy
Published: 13 March 2017
From: The Charity Commission