The Society of Homeopaths’s official accreditation is under threat, the Sunday Telegraph can reveal, after their head of standards was accused of promoting anti-vaccine propaganda online.
The Professional Standards Authority (PSA), which regulates health professionals, has launched an emergency review of the body’s status after an investigation by this newspaper.
Social media accounts linked to the homeopathy practice operated by Sue Pilkington, a former NHS GP practice manager, have been posting anti-vaxx material over Facebook and Twitter.
Last month, she was unveiled as the SoH’s new safeguarding lead.
In a now-deleted interview on the SoH website, she revealed that her role was to “liaise” with the PSA on government accreditation steps.
The PSA, which regulates several statutory bodies including the General Medical Council, renewed SoH’s accreditation in February but with strict conditions.
One stipulates that registrants