Published: 24th February 2011
On 14 February 2011 CMF became aware of the presence on the RCOG website of a draft revised guideline on this controversial topic. It had been posted on 21 January and the deadline for the consultation was initially 18 February. The official CMF blog gives an idea of the subsequent political action which resulted in the deadline being extended to 25 February.
CMF made the following submission on 24 February. It is in the form of the RCOG's table, with detailed comments set against line numbers in their draft guideline. It will be helpful to have that document open alongside the CMF response.
Philippa Taylor (CMF Head of Public Policy) 020 7234 9664
Steven Fouch (CMF Head of Communications) 020 7234 9668
Alistair Thompson on 07970 162 225
Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF) was founded in 1949 and is an interdenominational organisation with over 4,000 British doctor members in all branches of medicine. A registered charity, it is linked to about 65 similar bodies in other countries throughout the world.
CMF exists to unite Christian doctors to pursue the highest ethical standards in Christian and professional life and to increase faith in Christ and acceptance of his ethical teaching.