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Increasing survival of extremely premature babies again raises questions about upper abortion limits

The increasing survival of extremely premature babies is again raising serious questions about the 24 week upper limit for social abortion. On 6 March, Inside Out on BBC One in the East Midlands related how new treatments – including some trialled in Nottingham and Leicester – are […]

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Regulator’s proposal to remove pharmacists’ conscience rights is unethical, unnecessary and quite possibly illegal

Should pharmacists be forced to dispense drugs for what they consider to be unethical practices – like emergency contraception, gender reassignment, abortion and assisted suicide? Or should they have the right to exercise freedom of conscience by either referring to a colleague or opting out? […]

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Bullying and NHS Culture

It seems hard to credit that an organisation whose primary focus is the care of the sick, disabled and the vulnerable should have an appalling reputation for bullying and intimidation of staff.  However in survey after survey of NHS staff at least one quarter and […]

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The case of Sarah Kuteh: what does it tell us about evangelism and spiritual care?

Another story of a nurse sacked for praying with patients and talking about Jesus has hit the headlines in the last few days. It does seem to be a recurring theme! The facts of the case are a bit sketchy. Sarah Kuteh, who has 15 […]

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A watershed Supreme Court ruling has shaken up consent laws – and may have unexpected spin-offs

Recent headlines in The Times and Guardian along the lines that ‘Doctors must warn patients of all the dangers before every treatment’ reflect one of the biggest legal changes to the doctor-patient relationship in a generation. The headlines were prompted by new guidelines issued by […]