Complementary therapies should be evaluated by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, the chairs of the NHS Alliance and the King's Fund have said.

In a letter to the BMJ, Dr Michael Dixon and Professor Sir Cyril Chantler argued that the efficacy and value of complementary therapies that are provided by up to half of all GPs, should be assessed.

Complementary therapies should be evaluated by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, the chairs of the NHS Alliance and the King's Fund have said.

In a letter to the BMJ, Dr Michael Dixon and Professor Sir Cyril Chantler argued that the efficacy and value of complementary therapies that are provided by up to half of all GPs, should be assessed.