We promote fair tests of health treatments and quality information for the public and health care professionals.
We are volunteers, mostly senior scientists, journalists, lawyers and clinicians.
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We have expert panels, a media helpline and publish informed comment on evidence, research and treatments.
Welcome to Healthwatch
Our aim is to promote evidence-based healthcare. Whether you are a patient, carer, clinician, medical researcher, journalist or healthcare manager we offer a free service, provided by volunteer experts. We help to distinguish treatments that really work from claims that are not based on fact. We challenge any medical interventions which are unproven, whether orthodox therapies, well-meaning quackery or downright charlatanism. False health claims need to be exposed. Please join us
HealthWatch is a voluntary non-profit making body whose members include doctors, lawyers, scientists, health workers and journalists.
The formal objects in our constitution include the development of good practices in the assessment & testing of treatments & the conduct of clinical trials
Our honorary president is Nick Ross; patrons are Robin Ince, Professor Steve Jones FRS, Sir Michael Rawlins and Lord Dick Taverne QC.
We rely primarily on our members' subscriptions. We have received generous donations from a number of individuals & charitable trusts.