Case consultation

CECs can assist in individual cases, by offering analysis and advice. Some CECs offer a rapid response service for urgent cases


CECs help to raise awareness of ethical issues and aid in the development of the skills and knowledge needed to identify and analyse ethical issues in clinical practice

Policy & guidance

CECs develop and provide input into policies and guidance, sometimes identifying areas where a written policy or guidance would be useful, and sometimes reviewing existing policies and guidance from an ethical perspective

Organisational ethics

Some CECs additionally consider the ethical aspects of such issues as resource allocation, working rotas, eligibility for treatment and the management of waiting lists

We partner with the Institute of Medical Ethics (IME), an organisation which is dedicated to improving education and debate in medical ethics. Visit the IME website