UK Charity Commission's CAM Consultation.

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UK Charity Commission's CAM Consultation.

Post by bindeweede » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:05 pm

Michael Marshall, Project Director, Good Thinking Society, writes about The Charity Commission's announcement of a consultation regarding their approach to organisations promoting complementary and alternative medicines.

He writes,
We are pleased to see the Charity Commission making progress on their review of the charitable status of Complementary and Alternative Medicine organisations, which was promised as a result of serious concerns raised by our lawyers, Bindmans LLP, with the Commission last September. Too often we have seen little effective action to protect the public from charities whose very purpose is the promotion of potentially dangerous quackery.

This consultation is the first step in the right direction – however, the real progress will come when the Commission considers the clear evidence that Complementary and Alternative Medicine organisations currently afforded charitable status often offer alternative therapies that are completely ineffective or even potentially harm the public. We hope that this review leads to a policy to remove such misleading charities from the register. ... sultation/

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