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The NHS does use hypnotherapy

06 July, 2017

Dr John Elliotson

• I ENJOYED the review of Wendy Moore’s book on Dr Elliotson (Trance encounter, June 22)but would like to dispute the idea that hypnotherapy is not officially sanctioned by the NHS.

I am a hypnotherapist and worked in this capacity for 10 years in St Mary’s Hospital. I know that many of my colleagues do the same and also work in medical practices.

I also have an independent provider number which enables NHS doctors to make referrals to me. I think this shows that the NHS not only sanctions hypnotherapy but also actively uses it.



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