In order to ensure that patients get the best possible treatments and healthcare, doctors and healthcare professionals must practice medicine which is based on strong evidence. However, practicing evidence-based medicine relies on there being high quality, non-biased information available to them. Many issues can limit a healthcare professional's ability to practice evidence based medicine, including:
Healthy Skepticism UK (HSUK) aims to improve health by reducing harm from inappropriate, misleading or unethical marketing of health products or services, especially misleading pharmaceutical promotion in the UK. In addition, we aim to support evidence-based health care, provided according to need, to optimal health outcomes in the UK.
HSUK is a network of concerned and motivated health professionals and other interested individuals who work together to improve the health of the UK population.
For more information, please read our summary of activity for 2013-2014 and our minutes from our 2014 AGM.
Healthy Skepticism UK is a company registered in Scotland, Registered number: SC410868. Registered office: 1d Whitecraigs Court, Glasgow, L46 6SY.