SAVE HERBAL MEDICINE petition to Gordon Brown by MON 26 OCT

Thought it would be nice to let you lot know what is going on and any future plans etc.
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SAVE HERBAL MEDICINE petition to Gordon Brown by MON 26 OCT

Post: # 174074Post filuminate
Sun Oct 25, 2009 6:35 pm

Dear Friend,

As you may or may not know the future of Herbal Medicine in the UK is under threat. Please take a look at the link to the petition to Gordon Brown.

The DEADLINE is TOMORROW MONDAY 26th October 2009.

http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/herbal-ban/#detail


If you wish please forward this message to your friends, cut and past as required, and post on networking sites.

Thank you,

Fi xo :sunny:

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Post: # 174097Post Shirley
Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:21 pm

I signed this earlier today and was just heading over to post something here myself. Hope that as many of you as possible will sign this.
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Post: # 174102Post Ron and Jean
Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:56 pm

If you haven't done so please could people also write to the Department of health about this. The government has released a consultation document on the statutory self regulation of herbalist. It looks as if the government is trying to back out of this process and they need positive responses be the end of October, otherwise practicing as a herbalist in the UK may become illegal do to EC legislation. We may also loose access to many of our herbs.

This is the NIMH press release that will give you some more information.
http://www.nimh.org.uk/press_releases/u ... _08_09.pdf

I have attached 2 letter templates. If you send a standard letter your response may not count. Please edit the text or personalise of one of the letters (and if using template 2 also send the attached summary of response answers) and send it to:

AHMTCM Consultation Team

Department of Health
Room 2N09
Quarry House
Quarry Hill
Leeds LS2 7UE



In order to safeguard your access to professional herbal treatment, and to allow the public to have the choice to use herbal medicine if they wish to do so, it is essential that as many members of the public as possible respond positively to this Consultation.


When you write your letter please put the phrase ‘cc constituency MP’, and then send a copy to your own MP at the same time as you send your response to the Department of Health. Your can find your MP at http://findyourmp.parliament.uk/ or, if you wish to do so you can contact the National Institute of Medical Herbalists on 01392 426022 and they will help you to find this information.


Please forward this to anyone else who you think may find the time to respond.

Thanks for taking the time to do this.

Ron and Jean
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Post: # 174104Post Ron and Jean
Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:08 pm

OK I cant figure out how to add files. I get an error message saying 'the extension doc is not allowed' .....Any suggestions?

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Post: # 174107Post Ron and Jean
Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:17 pm

A link to the letters was posted in a different thread: http://actnow.nimh.org.uk/
Thanks for taking the time to do this :icon_smile:

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Re: SAVE HERBAL MEDICINE petition to Gordon Brown by MON 26 OCT

Post: # 174153Post Millymollymandy
Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:44 am

Ron and Jean wrote:OK I cant figure out how to add files. I get an error message saying 'the extension doc is not allowed' .....Any suggestions?
The forum is set up so that only photos can be uploaded via the file attachment thingy.

Can you just post the letters as is (unless they are in the link in your next post - I haven't looked yet).
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Post: # 174252Post Mullein
Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:11 pm

Deadline for No.10 petition is tonight!

http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/herbal-ban/

Deadline for public consultation is now (due to postal strikes) 16th Nov:

http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Consultations/L ... /DH_103567

For more information:

http://actnow.nimh.org.uk/
http://www.herbsociety.org.uk/
http://www.ehpa.eu/index.html

Thank you
Claire
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