Baroness Onora O’Neill gave the Council's Annual Lecture at the Royal Society of Arts on Thursday 19th May 2011.
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The Coalition Government has published a White Paper, Healthy lives, healthy people, which outlines its strategy for public health in England. The White Paper draws on the Council’s ladder of intervention, as set out in its 2007 report Public health: ethical issues.read more »
To help inform the Government’s forthcoming Public Health White Paper, on 11 November the Council hosted a roundtable meeting with Government officials and leading experts to consider the role of central government in public health.read more »
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has decided that, where possible, it will post consultation responses on its website. The Working Party has found the replies extremely useful and has considered all the responses.read more »
To identify and consider ethical, legal and social issues arising when designing measures to improve public health
To consider, by means of case studies:
the variety of aims for such measures, such as informing individual choices and protecting the wider community, and their relative priorities
the role of autonomy, consent and solidarity
Fluoridation involves adding fluoride to the water supply with the aim of improving dental health. At present around 10 per cent of the UK population receives a water supply that either has been fluoridated to a certain level or has a similar amount of fluoride present naturally.There has long been debate over whether fluoridation schemes should be rolled out in other areas of the UK.read more »
Being overweight or obese is a risk factor for several health conditions, including diabetes, stroke, some cancers, and lung and liver problems. The number of people who are obese has increased substantially over the past few decades in the UK and in many other countries. The UK currently has the highest rate of obesity in Europe. The causes of obesity are complex, and there are no simple solutions.read more »