'Personalised healthcare' - Personalised healthcare consultation responses

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.

In the spirit of openness, the Council has made available these submissions to the wider public. (Only the submissions of those respondents who have given their consent have been made available).

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Personalised healthcare - Report launch

Following a two-year inquiry, the Council will publish the report Medical profiling and online medicine: The ethics of 'personalised healthcare' in a consumer age on 12 October 2010.

A public seminar will be held in London to give people the opportunity to discuss the findings with members of the Working Party. Admission is free but places must be booked in advance.

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Launch of the Nuffield Council report on ‘personalised healthcare'

Following a two-year inquiry, the Council will publish the report Medical profiling and online medicine: The ethics of 'personalised healthcare' in a consumer age on 12 October 2010.

A public seminar will be held in London to give people the opportunity to discuss the findings with members of the Working Party. Admission is free but places must be booked in advance.

Find out more about the launch seminar

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Personalised healthcare - Consultation

The Council held a consultation from April - July 2009 to gather views from a wide range of people including those using or contemplating using these services, those involved in providing them in the public and private context, researchers, academics, regulators, policy makers and others.

The Council would like to thank everyone who contributed to the consultation. The responses are being considered by the Working Party. A report with recommendations for policy will be published in October 2010.

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'Personalised healthcare' - Terms of reference

1. To identify and consider the ethical, legal, social and economic issues that arise in the application of new health and medical technologies that aim to deliver highly individualised diagnostic and other services.

2. To describe and analyse, by means of case studies, developments in medical research and practice and other factors giving rise to the development of personalised healthcare.

3. To consider, in particular:

(a) Arguments about the scientific significance, reliability and predictive value of particular personalised services

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Personalised healthcare - Media coverage

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Press briefing for launch of consultation on 'personalised' healthcare

Hugh Whittall, Director of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, and Christopher Hood, Professor of Government at the University of Oxford, discuss the key ethical issues of commerical DNA profiling, body imaging and online health care at a media briefing held on 20 April 2009. (Clip takes 10-15 seconds to load).

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Lords welcome Council's inquiry on medical profiling and online medicine

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has today published a report on Genomic Medicine, making recommendations for the future use of genetic tests both in the NHS and in the growing private market.

The report comes as the Council is considering the ethical issues raised by advances in genomic medicine as part of its current inquiry on Medical profiling and online healthcare: the ethics of 'personalised healthcare' in a consumer age.

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Launch of consultation on 'personalised healthcare'

The Council has launched a public consultation on the ethical issues raised by online healthcare, telemedicine and commercial medical profiling technologies such as DNA testing and body imaging.

These technologies and services are increasingly focused on the individual, and often mean that the GP is no longer involved in health care.

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New technologies are cutting the GP out of health care

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics today launched a consultation on the ethics of services and technologies that serve to remove the GP from health care, such as commercial DNA testing and body imaging, and online health care.

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