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House of Commons Science and Technology Committee - Inquiry into Commercial Genomic Testing

The Science and Technology Committee has announced an inquiry into commercial genomic testing, to establish what safeguards need to be put in place to protect those who get tested. They are concerned:

  • that consumers using genomic tests outside of the NHS have the support they need before and after testing as results may have a significant impact on their future health and wellbeing
  • that consumers be confident and fully informed about how their data is being used by commercial providers
  • about the increasing numbers of people opting for commercial genomic testing and the demand it could place on the NHS

CMF will be making a submission and members are encouraged to consider making personal responses.

Information about the Inquiry can be found here and the response form can be found here

The Inquiry closes on 26 April


NICE is inviting responses to its latest Draft guideline on termination of pregnancy.

The consultation page has all the information and documents you need to comment. The consultation will close at 5pm on 31 May 2019. CMF will be making a submission.


The General Pharmaceutical Council are consulting on proposed guidance for pharmacist prescribers

to make sure they provide safe and effective care when prescribing. The guidance sets out nine key areas that relate to the provision of safe and effective prescribing.

In the first of these - taking responsibility for prescribing safely - the guidance states that 'Pharmacy professionals must take responsibility for ensuring person-centred care is not compromised by their own personal values and beliefs. They must understand that people receive safe and effective care when professionals recognise and value diversity and respect cultural differences.'

No provision for freedom of conscience is included. CMF will support our colleagues in Christians in Pharmacy and make a response to this part of the consultation.

The consultation documents can be found here, and the online response form here.

The consultation closes on 21 June 2019

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