The increasing role of market mechanisms and the changing types of health care providers, together with the use of choice and competition to drive improvements in quality in the National Health Service (NHS), all have important ethical implications. Dr Lucy Frith will explore these developments and consider how the NHS can respond to the challenges of austerity, changing demographics and political agendas.
The Ethical Church, Queensway, Bayswater, was established in the late 1890s by Dr Stanton Coit, founder of the West London Ethical Society and a prominent figure in the Ethical Movement. Coit hoped that his Church would be the first of many ‘ethical churches’ and act as encouragement to other established churches (ie. the Church of England), to move away from religious teaching.