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: 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.
Secular Medical Forum warns that new Conscientious Objection Bill threatens provision of patient care
Posted: Thu, 18 Jun 2015
Secular doctors have voiced serious concerns about the Conscientious Objection (Medical Activities) Bill, which had its first reading in the House of Lords on 4th June 2015.
Posted: Tue, 16 Jun 2015
A Bishop stripped a Church of England clergyman of the licence needed to take a hospital chaplaincy job because he is in a same-sex marriage.
Posted: Tue, 10 Mar 2015
New guidance published by NHS England will require hospitals in England to consider the needs of non-religious patients by ensuring they have access to appropriate pastoral care.
Posted: Thu, 29 Jan 2015
A Christian GP has been struck off after he took a mentally ill patient to his church to perform an exorcism, and told her she would be cursed if she reported him.
Posted: Wed, 21 Jan 2015
A Christian GP took a mentally ill patient to his church to perform an exorcism, and told her she would be cursed if she reported him, a medical tribunal has heard.