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Surrogacy – good rulings from Europe put the UK out on a limb

The disentangling of the UK from the European Union will inevitably, over time, put us more and more out of sync with the rest of Europe. Yet in some matters, we are already starkly out of sync, and not in a good way for the […]

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The age-old question: Science and political interests in the debate over abortion

The age-old question: Science and political interests in the debate over abortion

Political agendas hiding behind science are nothing new. A particularly famous episode occurred in the 1950s, where tobacco companies tried to instil doubt in scientific reports that found correlations between smoking and bad health by funding research of their own. Yet, the idea that science […]

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Global Health – challenges for the coming year

2016 may have got a bad press in some parts of the media, but step back from the Anglophone world and the obsession with celebrity deaths and political upheavals in the West, and you get a different picture.  The last year has seen many developments […]

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Beginning of Life issues in 2017: what will we be talking about this year?

2017 will be another busy and challenging year on beginning of life issues Abortion October 2017 marks the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 Abortion Act. Throughout the year this significant anniversary will generate media publicity, events, stories from women and will fire up campaigns by […]

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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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