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Members of the Society are being offered support and advice following the revision of advertising guidelines by the Advertising Standards Authority.

 

Mark Taylor, the Chief Executive of the Society of Homeopaths has written to William Shawcross,  Chair of the Charity Commission in protest at the submission by the Good Thinking Society (GTS) demanding that all charities dealing in complementary medicines be removed from the charitable register.

Last chance to book for the annual conference taking place this weekend at the University of Nottingham.boating lake2Uniof Nott

With only two weeks to go to the conference, now is a good time to find out more about the programme and arrange to meet friends and colleagues for the weekend.

Linda Shannon and The Ghana Project will be joining us to deliver a presentation packed with videos and a workshop on their valuable work overseas. 

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   Linda Shannon

As the summer holidays draw to a close, kick start the autumn and reserve your place at the annual conference.

Don't miss the chance to see our home speakers, Elizabeth Thompson and Steven Cartwright.

   Elizabeth Thompson           Steven Cartwright  

 

This summer we are launching new stationery for our registered members.SoH Appt image1 web

The range offers unique designs featuring the Society & PSA logo with a selection of colours, images and prices to choose from.

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New route to registration

This summer marks the launch of a simpler route to registration with the Society.

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Sad death of one of Society's founding fathers

It is with great sadness we announce that Stephen Gordon FSHom passed away on 8th July.

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Society calls meeting to discuss countering ASA

The Society  has called a meeting of complementary medicine organisations targeted by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

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Society calls for 'benefit to be construed in the widest sense'

 

 

The Society of Homeopaths in responding to the Charity Commission's consultation on organisations promoting CAM, has called for a holistic approach to assessing benefit "benefit must be construed in the widest and most holistic sense.... any evidence of benefit should simply need to be plausible rather than conclusive as the latter would support that scientific validity is a prerequisite of a charity, which it is not"

Elsewhere in the submission the Society called for a variety of types of research and evidence to be used as well as a broad definition of the concept of public benefit. It also highlighted CAM's popularity within the general population and its official endorsement by many governments around the world.

As part of their consultation the Charity Commission held two small workshops to discuss the issue. Attendees included Mark Taylor, CEO of the Society of Homeopaths and Simon Singh, leader of the skeptic movement.

Sue Crump, interim chair of the Society's new Communications Committee, welcomed the Commission's openness but felt it unfortunate that this review had been prompted by the mischievous actions of a small group of ill-informed campaigners. "Nevertheless, we welcome the opportunity to highlight the fantastic work undertaken by CAM charities, the evidence of their effectiveness and the huge public benefit they bring".

 

The Society's response to the consultation may be viewed here 

New team head up Society

 

The future of the Society and current issues facing the profession shaped the first meeting of the new board of Directors following the AGM in Oxford in March.

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