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British Holistic Medical Association

Dedicated to education in holistic medicine and healthcare

Re-imagining health and illness through the qualities of humanity

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The New BHMA Website

We are delighted to welcome you to the new BHMA website. Discover the dimensions of Holistic Healthcare in our new and thought-provoking resource. Join the BHMA and become part of our growing community. As a BHMA member you will be able to access archived editions of the Journal, receive our newsletter, and access additional resources. 


 

News

GP Surgery closed as emergency by CQC

Dr David Zigmond, founder member of the BHMA, veteran GP in one of London’s most deprived Boroughs, Bermondsey, prolific writer in support of holistic medical practice and against industrial medicine, has been closed down by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). This followed an eight hour magistrate’s court appearance with only two days notice. The surgery was closed the next day.

The justification was his non-compliance with CQC requirements – effectively his conscientious refusal to tick their boxes.  See the Observer article published in their magazine section, 18th Sept 2016. (The article states that he does not use the computer in the practice, this is incorrect. He has one on his desk and uses it!) Please add your comments at the end of the article in the Observer/ Guardian website.


 

Dr David Zigmond, maverick GP in Bermondsey, South East London. He had the temerity to put patients before bureaucracy.

His courageous choice was to be a martyr for holistic practice. We should all stand by this much loved doctor.
Dr David Zigmond, maverick GP in Bermondsey, South East London. He had the temerity to put patients before bureaucracy. His courageous choice was to be a martyr for holistic practice. We should all stand by this much loved doctor.

An outspoken holistic view from BHMA Chair, Dr William House, will appear on this website very soon. Please support us in this by joining the BHMA in speaking out for holistic medical practice. See JOIN button on this page.


 

News

Food conference programmeConference: Food. The Forgotten Medicine

The BHMA co-sponsored this hugely successful conference, that was sold out at least a month before the date. It’s popularity hopefully signifies a resurgence of interest and enthusiasm for food in health and healthcare.

The conference was organised by the College of Medicine and held in London on 9th June 2016. The programme was busy with quick-fire presentations from good speakers from around the world.  We hope this will trigger a serious and informed debate about the value and importance of food. Read more

Members – Journal out now!

JHH13.1 front‘Shaping the invisible’ 
is themed around our websites’ ‘dimensions of being holistic’ together with ‘Food in Medicine’ in collaboration with The College of Medicine  and in celebration of their brilliantly successful conference in June 2016 – see news item on this page and go to Events.

The next issue of the Journal is due in September and will be themed on Lifestyle and Food.

For more on our Journal of Holistic Healthcare go to Journal page. As a member you are able to have full access to the archive of this Journal from 2004.