49-51 East Rd
Registered Charity No: 235900
Company Limited by Guarantee: 102915
Contact: Chief Executive: Cristal Sumner – firstname.lastname@example.org
Date Established: 1902
Mrs Margaret Wyllie, Chair
Mr James Williams, – Vice-Chairman
Dr Helen Beaumont
Dr Charlotte Mendes da Costa
Mr John Morgan
Prof Gurch Randhaa
Prof Gurch Randhawa
Ms Lauren Vaknine
Mr Gregory White
Aims & Objectives:
- To provide high quality information to the public about the benefits of homeopathy
- To educate doctors and other statutorily registered health professionals in homeopathy
- To encourage more research into the effectiveness of homeopathy
- To promote wider access to homeopathy for everyone
Brief Description / Activities:
The BHA is the largest homeopathic charity in the UK. As well as providing the public, health professionals, the media and government with information about homeopathy, it represents the views of patients and is a thriving membership organisation.
The BHA works closely with the Faculty of Homeopathy* and both organisations share a vision of a world in which homeopathy is integrated into healthcare provision and in which homeopathy is available to everyone who could benefit from it.
The Association publishes a magazine, Health & Homeopathy, three times a year. Its website includes free access to most of the feature articles published in Health & Homeopathy since 2000. Also included in the website is a search facility to enable people to find a doctor, dentist, pharmacist, nurse, podiatrist or vet in their area who has qualified in homeopathy. All the practitioners listed are members of the Faculty of Homeopathy*.
* The Faculty of Homeopathy is the professional body for doctors and other healthcare professionals who integrate homeopathy into their practice.
Recent highlights of our work:
- The BHA website had over 3 million hits in 2010-11 and has 665 followers on Twitter. We have recently created a new Facebook page which has 260 “likes” (our previous Facebook group had 1,249 members) as we continue to spread positive messages about homeopathy.
- We produced some postcards for members of the Faculty of Homeopathy to distribute to their patients to encourage them to join us on social media sites.
- Together with the Faculty of Homeopathy we produced 9 videos featuring practitioners speaking about homeopathy in their practice and 1 patient testimonial.
- In May 2011 we opened a charitably funded clinic in Norwich which is open two mornings a month and offers free treatment. Demand for the clinic is increasing month by month.
- Medical, dental and veterinary members of the Faculty of Homeopathy have participated in clinical data collection projects organised by the BHA, resulting in a series of papers published in peer-reviewed journals.
Address: 60 Great Ormond Street
London WC1N 3HR
Date Established: 1975
Chairman: Mrs Enid Segall
Vice Chairman: Mrs Cynthia Burton
Treasurer: Mr Renny Clark
Revd Barbara Stanford
Mrs Margaret Patsias
Mrs Valerie Palmer
Ms Jennifer Hurstfield
Mrs Ruth Cohen
The Friends of The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine, abbreviated to ‘Friends, RLHIM’ or simply ‘Friends’, are committed to the hospital’s patients, former patients and staff, as well as to the continuing development of the hospital itself. Founded in 1975, the Friends is a registered charity (No.269289) and voluntary organisation run by its members for the benefit of the patients and staff of the hospital.
Aims and Objectives
Resources permitting, we have ambitious aims, but the following, in brief, remain our core objectives:
- To educate the public, health professions and policy makers of the needs of the hospital’s patients, with particular emphasis on homeopathy, and to encourage interest and support in the hospital.
- To give and exchange information and advice and to promote education in all matters relating to hospitals and hospital management, to promote research and to disseminate the results.
- To publish, or contribute to the publication of, any papers, books, periodicals, reports or other documents relating to homeopathy and other recognised complementary therapies.
- To hold conferences, meetings, lectures, exhibitions and discussions.
- To supplement the service provided by the hospital for the health, welfare and comfort of the patients, by the provision of facilities and equipment.
- To provide, or assist in the provision of amenities for patients and staff.