Advisory Board on the Registration of Homeopathic Products

The advisory board advises on the safety and quality of homeopathic medicines when there's an application for registration, marketing authorisation or licence of right.

Role of the advisory board

The Advisory Board on the Registration of Homeopathic Products’ (ABRHP):

  • gives advice on safety and quality in relation to any homeopathic medicinal product for human use, in respect of which a certificate of registration has been granted or applied for
  • gives advice on safety, quality and efficacy in relation to any homeopathic medicinal product for human use, in respect of which:
    • a marketing authorisation has been granted or has been applied for
    • a licence of right has been granted

Note: efficacy means acceptability within the UK homeopathic tradition.

The secretariat is based at the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).


The members of the advisory board are:


Professor Angus Mackay OBE MA PhD (Cantab) MB ChB BSc (Pharmacol) FRCP (Edin) FRCPsych TPsych Professor of Psychological Medicine, University of Glasgow


Ms Sarah Mawhinney BSc (Hons), MPSNI, FPS, DF Hom (Pharm) Community Pharmacist Northern Ireland


Professor Susan Barker B.Pharm. (Hons), Ph.D., PGCHET Head of the Medway School of Pharmacy, Medway School of Pharmacy, Universities of Greenwich and Kent at Medway, Kent

Dr Robert C G Bracchi BSc MB BCh MD FRCGP Retired General Practitioner

Mrs Patricia Donnachie RN OHNP MF (Hom) FF (Hom) Advance Nurse Practitioner NHS 24

Ms Susan Hunneyball BSc (Hons) Lay Member

Dr Jennifer Lenhart BSc MedSc, MBChB., MFHom, MA. Associate Specialist Homeopathic Physician, The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine, UCLH NHS Trust, London

Dr Gary J Smyth MB ChB DGM DMH DRCOG DFSRH MRCGP FFHom General Practitioner and Homeopathic Physician, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Professor Michael Heinrich MA MSc PhD Professor of Ethnopharmacology and Pharmacognosy, UCL School of Pharmacy and Co-Chair UCL Research Ethics Committee

Current vacancies

Summary minutes

See the final summary minutes for ABRHP from 2014 onwards, which you can download.

For previous minutes, see the ABRHP page on the archived MHRA website

Annual report

ABRHP annual report

Information for new applicants

If you are interested in joining the Advisory Board on the Registration of Homeopathic Products please contact

Contact the expert committee support team

You can address your enquiries to:

Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
10 South Colonnade
Canary Wharf
E14 4PU
Telephone: 020 3080 6000