The General Pharmaceutical Council is consulting about the wording on personal values and beliefs in the new standards for pharmacy professionals, due to come into effect in 2017 and about the guidance on the application of those new standards. They include a contraction of the scope for conscientious objection.The consultation document, including the response form, can be found here and the consultation period closes on 7 March 2017.
This consultation looks at two ways to potentially increase numbers of deceased organ and tissue donors in Scotland - by seeking to increase the numbers of referrals and by seeking to increase the number of times when donation is 'authorised' to proceed. In particular, the Scottish Government has agreed to consider the introduction of a 'soft' opt out system of donation if this can be developed in a way which will do no harm to trust in the NHS or to the safety of transplantation.
The consultation closes on 14 March 2017.