the Wedding Planner

UK Wedding News

11/07/2018

Call For Consultation On New Prenatal Screening

The British Medical Association (BMA) has agreed that the government should consult on the views of the public and medical profession on the new non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT).

The motion passed at the recent BMA annual representative meeting said: "This meeting recognises that the advent of new technologies can bring new ethical challenges to light and; believes that given the advent of NIPT and the potential for whole genome sequencing the time is right for consultation to determine the views of the public and the profession on the need for limits to the scope of NIPT in practice."

- - - - - - Advertisement - - - - - -
The Party Photobooth Limited

Disability advocacy groups hope that this development will put increased pressure on the government to undertake a full consultation and ethical review of NIPT; something they have been campaigning for for some time.

In 2016, an open letter signed by 900 people with Down’s syndrome and their families was delivered to Jeremy Hunt demanding that approval of the implementation of NIPT on the NHS be delayed until a proper consultation with the community and a full ethical review of the proposed implementation.

Top stories


25/09/2018
Bake Off Star Candice Brown Gets Married

New Research Published On Weight Gain During Pregnancy

Aaron Carter Has Found The Love Of His Life

Damien Chazelle Weds Olivia Hamilton

Sharon Osbourne Reveals Sex Is A 'Bone Of Contention' In Their House

Gina Rodriguez Hasn't Started Planning Her Wedding

Britney Spears 'Unhappy' Over New Child Support Agreement

Francesca Eastwood Gives Birth To A Baby Boy

24/09/2018
Greg James Gets Married

Robbie Williams Dumped Ayda Field Three Times
more infomore info
0.0625 54.166.141.69 Ban:1, But:1 26/09/2018

"The British Medical Association (BMA) has agreed that the government should consult on the views of the public and medical profession on the new non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT)."