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Faith and health survey

Faith and health survey

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.

NSS calls for ban on ‘gay conversion therapies’ after church starvation

NSS calls for ban on ‘gay conversion therapies’ after church starvation

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.

Supreme Court rules NI women don’t have equal right to abortion services in England

Supreme Court rules NI women don’t have equal right to abortion services in England

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.

Doctor faces private prosecution for circumcising baby boy without the mother’s consent

Doctor faces private prosecution for circumcising baby boy without the mother’s consent

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017

A doctor is facing a private prosecution for assault after he circumcised a boy without the mother's consent.

Pharmacists must put patient care before religious beliefs

Pharmacists must put patient care before religious beliefs

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.

Church’s right to veto hospital chaplaincy appointments upheld

Church’s right to veto hospital chaplaincy appointments upheld

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.

Religious chaplaincy costs NHS £23.5 million a year

Religious chaplaincy costs NHS £23.5 million a year

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.