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Developments in Medical Law in the United Kingdom in 2005 and 2006

Gertz, R   Harmon, SHE   Laurie, G   Pradella, G

European Journal of Health Law   13 (2) 143-158

January 2006

This article highlights and summarises the key developments in medical law in the jurisdictions of the United Kingdom in 2005 and to April 2006. Topics are mental health and mental capacity, data protection, freedom of information and the impact on health data, the Human Tissue Act, genetic research databanks, Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act - Review of the legislation, consultations and related case law, developments in embryo and embryonic stem cell research, clinical trials and human subject research, medical futility, and physician assisted dying.