Homeopathy champion David Tredinnick MP to step down at next election

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    [post_content] => Homeopathy is to lose one of its highest-profile champions as David Tredinnick - the Conservative MP and staunch advocate for complementary medicine – has announced he will step down before the next General Election.

MP for Bosworth in Leicestershire, David has been in Parliament for more than 30 years and has served as chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Integrated and Complementary Healthcare (PGIH) since 2002.

As chairman of PGIH, he played a leading role in its recent report – Integrated Healthcare: Putting the Pieces Together – which urged the NHS to embrace complementary, traditional and natural medicine while recommending a holistic approach to health care focusing on prevention and tackling the root cause of illness.

“For some time, our treasured NHS has faced threats to its financial sustainability and to common trust in the system. Other European governments facing similar challenges have considered the benefits of exploring complementary, traditional and natural medicines. If we are to hand on our most invaluable institution to future generations, so should we,” he said at the launch of the report.

Judith Kiely, Chair of the Society, paid tribute to Mr Tredinnick as "a wonderful ally for us and for the wider CAM community."

She added: "His voice in Parliament will be missed by all of those who have valued his willingness to speak up  and his tenacity in championing the cause of homeopathy.”

Julie Lockwood, co-Editor of Society journal New Homeopath, said he had been a staunch ally in the sector and would be missed.

"For years, he unflinchingly stood up for homeopathy in Parliament with a constancy which is rare for any MP to maintain on any issue. David was totally convinced of the scope and potential of homeopathy in an effective public healthcare system. He was a huge proponent of homeopathy, homeopaths and patients alike, and his voice will be greatly missed by all who use and administer homeopathy."
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Homeopathy is to lose one of its highest-profile champions as David Tredinnick – the Conservative MP and staunch advocate for complementary medicine – has announced he will step down before the next General Election.

MP for Bosworth in Leicestershire, David has been in Parliament for more than 30 years and has served as chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Integrated and Complementary Healthcare (PGIH) since 2002.

As chairman of PGIH, he played a leading role in its recent report – Integrated Healthcare: Putting the Pieces Together – which urged the NHS to embrace complementary, traditional and natural medicine while recommending a holistic approach to health care focusing on prevention and tackling the root cause of illness.

“For some time, our treasured NHS has faced threats to its financial sustainability and to common trust in the system. Other European governments facing similar challenges have considered the benefits of exploring complementary, traditional and natural medicines. If we are to hand on our most invaluable institution to future generations, so should we,” he said at the launch of the report.

Judith Kiely, Chair of the Society, paid tribute to Mr Tredinnick as “a wonderful ally for us and for the wider CAM community.”

She added: “His voice in Parliament will be missed by all of those who have valued his willingness to speak up  and his tenacity in championing the cause of homeopathy.”

Julie Lockwood, co-Editor of Society journal New Homeopath, said he had been a staunch ally in the sector and would be missed.

“For years, he unflinchingly stood up for homeopathy in Parliament with a constancy which is rare for any MP to maintain on any issue. David was totally convinced of the scope and potential of homeopathy in an effective public healthcare system. He was a huge proponent of homeopathy, homeopaths and patients alike, and his voice will be greatly missed by all who use and administer homeopathy.”

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