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Let's not resort to mystical mumbo-jumbo

I was interested to read Dr John Havard's article on how his practice managed to reduce the frequent attenders rate.

But using subsidised reflexology? I can see that gets the problem off your plate but please consider the consequences.

If you encourage 'reflexology' the NHS HR zombies will insist on having courses that teach how the big toe is connected to the kidney - or whatever - so they can have an official qualification in mystical mumbo-jumbo.

Couldn't you just find a masseur?

Professor David Colquhoun, Professor of pharmacology, University College London

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