A mind more logical than Hunt's would have considered the regulation of physician associates BEFORE he committed funds to train them and the NHS to using them. Hunt is a dangerous meddler; a worshipper of all things American. Having such an intellectual lightweight in charge of the nation's health has been an utter disaster for the medical profession, and patients.
What's the betting that the government consulted Boots (a company registered offshore), before it made this announcement.
"Only offer paracetamol second line, and in combination with a ‘weak’ opioid like codeine". Huh? Not so long ago the government was telling us that the paracetamol/codeine combination was useless for LBP.
I support the comment Guy Chapman (23 Mar 2016 10:26am). It is reasoned and logical. For homeopathic believers to hysterically attack him in this section is remarkable in what is supposed to be a professional journal.
The belief in homeopathy is like dolphin worship. You know the sort of thing, where a pub raises funds to send a kid off to Florida. The frightened kid is put in a pool with a dolphin, and as dolphins are supernatural beings (whales as well), the contact with the mammal dramatically relieves symptoms. Readers of Pulse are supposed to be members of the medical community, yet when the subject of homeopathy is aired, we get a barrage of comments which any kid studying O Level chemistry could debunk. Modern medicine is a science, and the workings of the homeopathic religion should be confined to homeopathic churches, not NHS funded surgeries or hospitals.