Dra. Elizabeth Thompson
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Future of Integrative Medicine (in UK)
Dr. Elizabeth Thompson trained in Medicine at the University of Oxford and completed her clinical training at Guy’s Hospital in London. Whilst training in Palliative Medicine to Consultant level, she also trained in a range of integrative approaches including Medical Homeopathy. In 2000 she was appointed as an NHS Consultant and Homeopathic Physician and set up an Integrative Cancer Care service at the University Hospital Bristol, and then went on to be Lead Clinician for the Bristol Homeopathic Hospital.
In 2014 she set up the National Centre for Integrative Medicine (NCIM) as a not-for-profit Community Interest Company, focusing on both clinical and education services, which includes a two-year Master’s Level 7 Diploma in Integrative Healthcare. In 2019 she stepped out of the NHS to focus on her work as CEO of NCIM. She is passionate about supporting a transformation of healthcare towards a wellness and empowerment model that combines conventional, holistic and lifestyle approaches to support health and wellbeing, as well as creating diversity and choice for patients and practitioners.
She is a Council Member for the College of Medicine, for the European Society of Integrative Medicine, the Faculty of Homeopathy and the British Society of Integrative Oncology. She has also been President for the European Congress for Integrative Medicine (2021).
Along with the MRCP, she also has a DM Thesis from the University of Oxford, focusing on complex trial design and understanding placebo responses when investigating complementary approaches. She specialises in Integrative Cancer Care and Women’s Health, including the use of Mistletoe Therapy.