Tags: Healthcare

Call to secularise NHS chaplaincy services

Call to secularise NHS chaplaincy services

Posted: Wed, 08 Oct 2014

Secularists have criticised new NHS England chaplaincy guidelines for failing to adequately recognise the needs of patients who do not identify with a religious faith. Read More »

Hospital chaplains largely unaffected by cuts to NHS frontline services

Hospital chaplains largely unaffected by cuts to NHS frontline services

Posted: Thu, 27 Jun 2013

New research into the number of hospital chaplains being paid for out of the National Health Service funds shows that since 2009 the number of chaplains has remained largely the same. Read More »

Experts say “drop the religious opt-out” for pharmacists

Experts say “drop the religious opt-out” for pharmacists

Posted: Fri, 01 Feb 2013

"Conscience clauses" that permit religious pharmacists to refuse to dispense emergency contraception or the "morning after" pill are unsatisfactory and should be dropped, say experts. Read More »

Catholic midwives try to extend the “conscience” exemption in Abortion Act

Catholic midwives try to extend the “conscience” exemption in Abortion Act

Posted: Thu, 10 Jan 2013

Two Scottish Catholic midwives who didn't want to supervise staff who carried out abortion procedures have appealed to the Court of Sessions after their arguments were rejected in a judicial review last year. Read More »

USA enacting more and more legal restrictions on abortion

USA enacting more and more legal restrictions on abortion

Posted: Wed, 09 Jan 2013

In 2012, 19 states in the USA enacted 43 provisions that "sought to restrict access to abortion services," according to the Guttmacher Institute. Read More »

Catholic Church fails to stop Philippines contraception bill

Catholic Church fails to stop Philippines contraception bill

Posted: Tue, 18 Dec 2012

The Philippine parliament approved legislation on Monday that permits government funding for contraception and for sex education classes in schools. Read More »

NSS call on EU Presidents to protect women's right to life

NSS call on EU Presidents to protect women's right to life

Posted: Tue, 27 Nov 2012

The Presidents of the European Council and European Commission today heard a plea for greater protection for pregnant women's right to life following the death of Savita Halappanavar in Ireland. Read More »

Another Irish abortion scandal emerges

Another Irish abortion scandal emerges

Posted: Thu, 22 Nov 2012

The Irish Government has paid substantial compensation to a woman who was forced to travel abroad for an abortion, despite being terminally ill with cancer. Read More »