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.The Council would like to hear the views of 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.Responses to the consultation will be carefully considered, and a report setting out the Council’s findings will be published in 2010.

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