Non-invasive prenatal testing: public and doctors should be consulted, says BMA

Jul 3, 2018 | Media

The BMA has the backing of doctors to lobby the government to undertake a consultation on the views of the public and medical profession on new non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) and whether limits should be set on its use.

Disability advocacy groups welcomed the passing of a motion at the BMA’s annual representative meeting in Brighton on 27 June which said that “the time is right” for a consultation on the matter.

The move increases the pressure on the government to undertake a proper consultation and ethical review of NIPT.

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