More guidelines for unconventional therapies unnecessary, says RACGP

The medical board has received more than 13,000 responses to its draft new guidelines

The Medical Board of Australia has been told it proposed guidelines for 'unconventional' therapies are unnecessary and will just confuse doctors.

Complementary supplements

In 2019, the board published a draft code of conduct targeting doctors offering “complementary and unconventional medicine and emerging treatments".

It suggested doctors would be expected to tell patients if their treatments were consistent with conventional medicine and to ensure they did not "create unrealistic patient expectations" in terms of outcomes..