Homeopathy requires special knowledge and skills for doctors and pharmacists. Owing to a different definition of health, however, the therapeutic objective as well as the practical approach to illness differs widely in homeopathy as compared to conventional medicine.
Practitioners should be able to combine their knowledge and skills in homeopathy with their knowledge and skills in the practice of conventional medicine. They will, therefore, be a fully qualified practitioner additionally trained in homeopathy, and qualified to integrate homeopathy into patient care within the context of general practice, conventional specialist practice or full-time homeopathic practice.
The ECH confers accreditation on Teaching Centres if their teaching programme and examinations comply with the requirements as laid down in the ECH Medical Homeopathic Education Standards / Guidelines for the Training of Homeopathic Pharmacists and European Diploma in Homeopathic Pharmacy. The Accreditation Regulations describe how a Teaching Centre can apply for ECH accreditation. Once accreditation has been granted, it remains valid for a period of 6 years and is renewable following review. Quality assurance is an important part of the Education Subcommittee’s work and is central to the accreditation of ECH Teaching Centres.