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Complementary Medicine

Volume 495: debated on Tuesday 7 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health which complementary therapies are provided through the NHS. (284143)

Decisions about what services, including complementary therapies, to commission or fund are the responsibility of the national health service. Primary care trusts will often have their own policies on this, based on available evidence of safety, efficacy and relevant National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence recommendations. The Department does not maintain a position on any type of complementary or alternative medicine treatment.