Medical Ethics Matter

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Medical Ethics Matter


UKMFA are calling for a national conversation about fundamental ethical principles of the practice of medicine with which to frame healthcare and NHS policies.

We call for doctors to return the the founding principle of the Hippocratic Oath, to "First Do No Harm" and for healthcare professionals to reject Protocol-Driven care and to return to ethical, Patient-Centred care.

Informed consent must be practised and respected. Coercion is not consent.

UK Doctors Declaration


The UK Doctors Declaration was launched at the UK Doctors' Conference run by the World Council for Health,  publicly declaring "our grave concern about the violation of medical ethics that has become apparent in both clinical practice and scientific research, with the potential to result in serious harm to patients".

CALL TO ACTION: We call on all ethical doctors who wish to uphold their Hippocratic Oath to sign this declaration.

UK Doctors Open Letter to GMC to Uphold Ethical and Professional Standards


This open letter addressed to the General Medical Council was launched for doctors to sign, to express their deep concern about violations of medical ethics, in both clinical practice and scientific research, with the potential to result in serious harm to patients.

CALL TO ACTION: We call on all ethical doctors to sign this letter.


UKMFA CEO, Dr Elizabeth Evans - Video Presentation "A Crisis in Medical Ethics"


Dr Evans' presentation to the newly formed "Doctors For Patients UK" group, on the crisis that we are experiencing in medical ethics, especially over the last 2.5 years. She calls on doctors to lead the way in reclaiming and re-establishing the fundamental and long-established principles of ethical medicine - Informed Consent, Bodily Autonomy and honouring the Hippocratic Oath to "First Do No Harm".

"Over last 2.5 years there has been dangerous erosion of core ethical principles underpinning civilised society, by misguided and unethical Covid policies.  Politics and Medicine have been increasingly practiced in an ethical and moral vacuum, leading to medical practice becoming more dysfunctional and arguably dangerous for patients.  It is now time to take stock and take action to return to core ethical principles in public health."

UKMFA Ethics Presentations

Please visit our UKMFA In the Media page for more ethically focussed videos.

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