FAQ
Log In
Friday 25th May 2018
News
 › 
 › 

Scientists call for respect on advice

6th November 2009

A group of senior academics has called for reassurances from the UK government that it will respect the independence and freedom of its scientific advisers following the sacking of the former drugs adviser Professor David Nutt.

In a statement sent to government officials and minister they endorse a set of principles for the treatment of scientific advice which includes protecting advisers from political interference and not using disagreement with government policy as grounds for criticism or dismissal. It also asks the government to ensure the academic freedom and independence of scientific advisers.

 

Share this page

Comments

There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!


Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Article Information

Title: Scientists call for respect on advice
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 13168
Date Added: 6th Nov 2009

Sources

BBC News

Recent Related Articles

Energy drinks ban in the UK

Actions

Add to scrapbook
Show Comments
Add comment
Find all related articles

Tags

Mayden - Innovative cloud-based applications for healthcare
© Mayden Foundation 2018