08 Dec 2021
by Kate Harvey
23 Sep 2021
It’s organ donation week and the NHS are encouraging families to get together and talk about organ donation, a message we wholeheartedly support. It is also 10 years since we published our major report on the donation of human bodily material, which included substantial discussion about the ethics of organ donation.
22 Sep 2021
How the UK Pandemic Ethics Accelerator is mobilising ethics expertise and public views on current and future pandemics
The news that 12 to 15 year olds are to be offered Covid vaccines has led to a flurry of commentary about the question of consent. Around the UK, lawyers have been shouting at their phones, tablets and televisions, as people express surprise that children aged under 16 might be able to make their own medical treatment decisions, even though that has been the undisputed position for 35 years.
08 Sep 2021
We’re all talking about ethics (whether we realise it or not) – reflections on the importance of bioethics in public life and the role of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics
14 Jul 2021
by Peter Mills
In 2019, the World Health Organization convened an Expert Advisory Committee on Developing Global Standards for Governance and Oversight of Human Genome Editing. On Monday it published its findings in three reports: a position paper (summarising the findings), a set of recommendations and a framework for governance.
12 Jul 2021
Personal responsibility versus legal obligation? Why simplistic binaries make for bad pandemic responses
by John Coggon