Health policy veteran elected to ethics institute board

Health policy veteran, Chris Whitehouse, who founded and leads Whitehouse Communications has been elected (Tuesday 14th September) to serve as a Trustee of the Institute of Medical Ethics.

The Institute promotes and supports the study and understanding of medical ethics and its integration into clinical practice through education, research, and publication.

Whitehouse says: “I’m truly honoured to have been elected as a Trustee of this prestigious body. Medical ethics has been a fascination of mine for 40 years, and I’m humbled to have been elected to serve in this role by some of the greatest ethicists in Britain, and, indeed, the world. I will be using my position to make medical ethics more accessible and understandable in the policy environment -something which is both urgent and necessary given rapid advances in medical science, an ageing population, and the crises of covid.”

Whitehouse obtained an MA in Contemporary Ethics from Heythrop College, in December 2017, was recently appointed an Associate Lecturer at the Institute of Theology and the Liberal Arts at Saint Mary’s University, Twickenham, and is Secretary of the Catholic Legislators’ Network in Westminster, whilst Whitehouse Communications advises the Charlie Gard Foundation.

Whitehouse Communications also currently advises the Urology Trades Association and the Paediatric Continence Forum; and has in the past supported the work of the National Aids Trust, the Spinal Injuries Association, Action Cerebral Palsy, the Anthony Nolan Trust, Ovarian Cancer Action and many medical device providers and patient support groups.

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