Call for expressions of interest in new project on children in clinical research

22 November 2012

The Council has agreed to establish a new work theme to examine the ethical issues raised by the involvement of children and young people in clinical research. The central focus of this project will be to consider whether the current systems for regulating clinical research strike the right balance between promoting the understanding of childhood diseases (and the associated availability of evidence-based treatments for children) and ensuring the proper protection of child participants.

Call for expressions of interest in new project on children in clinical research

22 November 2012

The Council has agreed to establish a new work theme to examine the ethical issues raised by the involvement of children and young people in clinical research. The central focus of this project will be to consider whether the current systems for regulating clinical research strike the right balance between promoting the understanding of childhood diseases (and the associated availability of evidence-based treatments for children) and ensuring the proper protection of child participants.

Prime Minister announces next phase of 'Dementia Challenge'

9 November 2012

The Prime Minister has announced the next steps for his ‘Dementia Challenge’, a pledge announced in March this year to deliver major improvements in dementia care and research by 2015.

Synthetic biology companies should be mindful of ethics

6 November 2012

The UK’s Technology Strategy Board has encouraged companies to be mindful of the Council’s ethical principles for biofuels before embarking on projects in the field of synthetic biology.

Council seeks new members

31 October 2012

The Council has a broad membership which is revisited from time to time to ensure that it includes the appropriate experience and expertise. We are now seeking applications for new Council members and we would particularly welcome applicants with experience in the following areas:

  • GP or other healthcare practitioner

  • Basic / clinical science

  • Social science

  • Industry Patient and public interfaces

  • Communications

New food labelling scheme in line with Council recommendations

24 October 2012

The Health Minister Anna Soubry today announced the introduction of a new system of consistent front-of-pack food labelling which it is hoped will help consumers make healthier choices about the food they eat.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Council launches new blog

19 October 2012

Call for expressions of interest in new biodata project

3 October 2012

Council work theme to examine genomics, health records, database linkage and privacy

Call for expressions of interest in new biodata project

3 October 2012

Council work theme to examine genomics, health records, database linkage and privacy

Future work topics: seeking your input

2 October 2012

What do you think are the burning bioethics issues that the Council should be working on over the next few years?

We would like to hear from you with your comments and ideas on a range of topics that may be chosen as possible future work themes. Download a summary of future work topics to read more about the issues that have been suggested to the Council, from human enhancement and the pursuit of longer living to population control and the social determinants of health.