David Tredinnick, the MP for Bosworth who chairs the All Party Group on Integrated Healthcare, warned the Health Secretary that the Tories were being ‘out-positioned’ by the United Kingdom Independent Party.

Mr Tredinnick sent Mr Hunt a note on Ukip’s health policy, which says doctors should be allowed to prescribe herbal medicines.

Mr Tredinnick has been calling for the same measure, if the practitioners are properly 'qualified', and for the statutory regulation of homeopathy.

The NHS says there is “no good-quality evidence” that homeopathy works. However, there are a number of NHS-funded homeopathic hospitals and some GPs offer such treatment.
Mr Tredinnick told Mr Hunt: “The position UKIP has taken is one with which most of our Daily Mail-reading supporters would agree.

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