The British Medical Association has called for complementary and alternative medicine to be regulated to end the 'current unacceptable situation' in which 'virtually anyone is free to practise, irrespective of training or experience'. In evidence to a Lords sub-committee, the BMA says a single regulating body should be established for each therapy, with an accessible complaints procedure.

Evidence to the Science and Technology Committee of the House of Lords on Complementary and Alternative Medicine. www.bma.org.uk