I joined the University of Sheffield in late 2003, my colleague and I analysed three years of our MYMOP data and wrote up the audit report. This was then published in the journal of the British Menopause Society. This article in this online peer reviewed journal is now a small piece of the evidence base for homeopathy.
The value of the information we collected from patients using the MYMOP forms all those years just grew and grew.
When my colleagues and I at the University of Sheffield designed and conducted a randomised controlled trial of treatment by a homeopath for women with frequent and severe hot flushes, we were able to obtain the necessary academic and NHS approvals to conduct this research trial partly because of the recent local data on homeopathic treatment for this condition that we had collected.
"The audit article also helped research into menopausal hot flush globally as it helped a team of homeopathy researchers design and conduct a randomised controlled trial of treatment by a homeopath in India."
Registered homeopath Gill Upham says, "I used MYMOP in my homeopathy practice in Bolton between 2002 and 2004, when working with SureStart. I then used Clare's audit to obtain funding from the Council Occupational Health department to work with women with severe menopausal symptoms. MYMOP helps patients focus on what really matters to them, and they can also see how much they improve once they start treatment."
So start collecting data on your patients now and who knows where it might lead!