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GPs can ignore NICE when treating black patients' BP

Dr Gareth Hayes is furious that GPs in Wales are to act as guineapigs for 'absurd' plans for NHS-funded complementary therapy.

The Cardiff GP said practices could face a wave of patients demanding referral to complementary therapists under the scheme being driven through by Peter Hain, leader of the Commons and Secretary of State for Wales.

Mr Hain said his own mind had been made up when a homoeopath cured his son's eczema and asthma.

Dr Hayes said: 'He's doing what many advocates do ­ mixing and matching studies and supposition.'

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