Read the latest HealthWatch newsletter:  Newsletter 117, Winter 2021-22

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HealthWatch is the UK charity that has been promoting science and integrity in healthcare since 1991.

We promote:

  • The assessment and testing of all medical and nutritional treatments, devices and procedures
  • Consumer protection in regard to all forms of health care
  • The highest standards of evidence-based education for clinical practitioners
  • Improving media and public understanding of the importance of applying evidence from robust clinical trials

We are against:

  • Misleading advertising of health products
  • The sale of unproven remedies to the vulnerable and desperate
  • Unethical marketing by pharmaceutical companies
  • Misconduct in clinical trials
  • Media misinformation on health and nutrition
  • Government promotion of health and screening programmes unsupported by evidence

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Our honorary president is Nick Ross and our Patrons are Robin Ince, Professor Steve Jones FRS, Dr Margaret McCartney, Sir Michael Rawlins, Lord Dick Taverne QC, and Dr Sarah Wollaston.

Please note that we are not connected with the NHS organisation "Healthwatch England".

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