Posted: Fri, 26 Jan 2018
An NSS honorary associate has criticised a proposal to extend medical practitioners' rights not to do their duties on religious grounds.
Posted: Wed, 20 Dec 2017
Amazon UK has withdrawn infant circumcision training kits from sale over child safety concerns after an NSS request to do so.
Posted: Thu, 23 Nov 2017
The Royal Society for Public Health is undertaking research to better understand the role of faith and religion in health and wellbeing – and it's looking for your help.
Posted: Wed, 27 Sep 2017
A Belgian federal government committee has ruled against the circumcision of infant boys for reasons other than medical necessity.
Posted: Thu, 17 Aug 2017
The NSS has called on the government to consider banning so-called gay conversion 'therapies' after a Liverpool church encouraged LGBT+ people to starve themselves for long periods.
Posted: Wed, 02 Aug 2017
An NHS worker who was disciplined for using her position to evangelise will not be allowed to appeal against a decision that she did not face discrimination.
Posted: Fri, 30 Jun 2017
The Secular Medical Forum has welcomed new standards for pharmacy professionals that protect pharmacy users from conscientious objections.
Posted: Wed, 14 Jun 2017
In a three/two decision, the UK Supreme Court has ruled that UK citizens normally resident in Northern Ireland do not have a right to free abortion services from NHS England on the same basis as other UK citizens.
Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017
A doctor is facing a private prosecution for assault after he circumcised a boy without the mother's consent.
Posted: Tue, 18 Apr 2017
The independent pharmacists' regulator has approved new standards governing the role of religion in pharmacy services, in a move welcomed by the National Secular Society.
Posted: Tue, 07 Mar 2017
The National Secular Society (NSS) has responded positively to a consultation on new guidelines for pharmacists which prioritises patients' healthcare needs over pharmacy professionals' religious views.
Posted: Wed, 04 Jan 2017
New professional standards being consulted on by the General Pharmaceutical Council will emphasise the rights of patients, rather than pharmacists who refuse to dispense medicines for religious reasons.
Posted: Wed, 29 Jun 2016
Secularists have urged the General Pharmaceutical Council to ensure that pharmacists set aside their personal religious beliefs if they conflict with a patient's medical needs.
Posted: Fri, 22 Apr 2016
A High Court judge has ruled against a devout Muslim who wanted his children circumcised, finding that the boys should be able to make the choice themselves in a judgement welcomed by the Secular Medical Forum.
Posted: Thu, 07 Apr 2016
A Pentecostal Christian accused of "harassment and bullying" against a junior colleague has had her appeal against an employment tribunal ruling dismissed.
Posted: Tue, 23 Feb 2016
A report leaked to the Guardian has exposed extraordinary risks taken with the health of female patients by forcing them to undergo unsafe miscarriages.
Posted: Thu, 05 Nov 2015
A gay vicar who claimed that his bishop had discriminated against him by denying him a post as a hospital chaplain has lost his claim at an employment tribunal.
Posted: Thu, 15 Oct 2015
Doctor Antony Lempert of the Secular Medical Forum (SMF) has strongly criticised an NHS Trust for advertising a "Spiritual Healer" post to work with breast cancer patients.
Posted: Fri, 24 Jul 2015
The National Secular Society has joined others in expressing concern after an abortion clinic was apparently forced to close after "intimidating protests."
Posted: Wed, 08 Jul 2015
Figures published in the Independent have revealed that NHS Trusts spent over £23 million on religious chaplaincy in the last financial year – the equivalent cost of employing 1,000 new nurses.