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Medical Ethics & Health & Social Care Policy

The Church of England engages with contemporary ethical debates in medicine and in debates on health and social care policy through Government consultations, debates in Parliament, professional bodies and NGOs, debates in General Synod and publication of briefing papers.

Areas of work


Assisted suicide


Healthcare Chaplaincy

Human fertilization and embrylogy

NHS Reform

Organ Donation

Social Care

Dr Brendan McCarthy is part of the policy adviser team for the Church of England, taking a lead on issues associated with medical ethics and health and social care policy at the NCIs and supporting work in dioceses.

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