BRISTOL Homeopathic Hospital has launched a new outreach clinic in Cullompton.

The clinic will be run in collaboration with the natural health practice at Culm Valley Integrated Centre for Health and will be accepting GP referrals on the NHS from across the South-West.

The clinic will offer homeopathic treatments for complex conditions including rheumatism, allergies, asthma, eczema, anxiety and depression, digestive and bowel problems, and cancer care support.

Dr Elizabeth Thompson, Lead Clinician at the Bristol Homeopathic Hospital, said: “This new outreach clinic will mean that patients from the local community will be able to access a wide range of treatments nearer to their homes.”

Dr Lee Burton, Integrated Medical Director of the natural health practice, said: “As a member of the Foundation for Integrated Health and the Faculty of Homeopathy we have been working hard for some years to improve and broaden the range of therapies offered in GP practices.

“Patients have been very appreciative of the integrated approach to care, combining the best of conventional and complementary medicine.

“In very many instances it has brought enormous relief and allowed them to enjoy life to the full.

“A year long pilot scheme in Northern Ireland has discovered that an integrated approach using complementary medicine can offer significant health improvements.

“The evidence in this new research will allow our colleagues to support their decisions to offer patients the choice of this kind of high quality care on the NHS.”