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CMF regularly makes submissions to Government and other consultations on issues of ethical importance. All of our submissions are accessible here.

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Nuffield Council on Bioethics – Genome Editing (02/02/2016)

The Council has invited written submissions of evidence to inform its examination of ethical issues arising in relation to genome editing, an emerging family of biological techniques for making precise...
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Health Select Committee of the New Zealand Parliament (02/02/2016)

- Petition of Hon Maryan Street and 8,974 others:That the House of Representatives investigate fully public attitudes towards the introduction of legislation which would permit medically-assisted dying in the event...
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UK National Screening Committee Consultation on Screening for cfDNA in pregnancy (29/10/2015)

CMF has responded to the UK National Screening Committee Consultation. Information about the consultation can be found here. The UK National Screening Committee is currently consulting on a new screening...
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Draft Transplantation (Authorisation of Removal of Organs etc.) (Scotland) Bill (13/10/2015)

A Member's Bill introduced by Anne McTaggart MSP on 1 June 2015 proposes to amend the law in Scotland on organ donation by providing for decisions to be made on...
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NICE - care of the dying adult (06/10/2015)

The guidance covers the clinical care of adults who are in the last few days of life, in any NHS care setting. It includes how to recognise when people are...
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Government Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill – Prevent Duty Guidance (30/01/2015)

We affirm the importance of free speech on campus, and recognise the potential risk of misuse of higher education institutions as platforms for drawing people into terrorism. However we are...
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Department of Justice, Northern Ireland - consultation on amending the criminal law on abortion (16/01/2015)

The Northern Ireland Department of Justice seeks a change in the law that would permit abortion in cases where the unborn baby has a 'lethal fetal abnormality'. Further, the Department...
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Evidence to the House of Lords' Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee on regulations to permit mitochondrial donation (06/01/2015)

Regulations to permit mitochondrial donation to prevent the transmission of serious mitochondrial disease from mother to child have been published by the Public Health Secretary. The regulations raise a number...
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GMC Fitness to Practise Consultation (26/11/2014)

Below is CMF's response to the GMC's public consultation on changes to sanctionsguidance and on the role of apologies and warnings. The original GMC consultation page can be viewed here....
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Public Consultation by The Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life (18/11/2014)

With the rise of secular humanism and, in particular, the new atheism, there is in British society generally a loss of historically held belief in the existence of a transcendent...
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