Conference: British Transplantation Society Ethics Symposium and Living Donor Forum

13 November 2017

Winter Ethics Symposium

23 November 2017

Paediatric Organ Donation and Transplantation in the UK

Mary Ward House, London WC1H 9SN

This year our focus is Paediatric Organ Donation and Transplantation in the UK
We have incorporated complex clinical cases, professional expertise, personal experience and public policy into an ambitious programme to address a range of challenging ethical issues.
Representatives from NHSBT and BTS will highlight obstacles to implementing paediatric donation and organ allocation prioritisation in the UK.
Clinicians working in neonatal and paediatric intensive care units and those involved in the care and possible transplantation of children will set out how a range of potential paediatric donors and transplant recipients are identified and managed and provide insight into factors affecting the development of strategies to expand the paediatric donor pool.
Paediatric donor and recipient families will share their personal stories, and ways to identify and address the psychological impact of bereavement in paediatric donation will be discussed.
Management of the adolescent living donor and strategies to optimise adherence and transition among adolescent recipients will be addressed.
Living Donor Forum

24 November 2017

Living Donor Risk

Mary Ward House, London WC1H 9SN

This year our theme is Living Donor risk, and in particular where the clinician perspective may be at odds with that of the prospective donor. Is this Caring Concern or Pompous Paternalism? How difficult is it for Living Donors to donate?
The day will take the form of an interactive discussion and debate between physicians and surgeons, coordinators, patients and carers. Come with an open mind or prepare to have your assumptions challenged!

Student rates are available.


Conference: Regulating Healthcare: The NHS at 70

8 November 2017

Date: Friday 12 January 2018, 09:00 – 17:00
Venue: University of Liverpool London Campus, Finsbury Square

This one-day symposium explores the current challenges facing the NHS including: the role of competition, accountability, the cost of ‘lifestyle’ diseases and the capacity of public regulatory arrangements to ensure that services benefit patients.

Job: John and Marylyn Mayo Chair in Health Law at the University of Auckland, New Zealand

8 November 2017

Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Closes: 1st December 2017
Job Ref: 19338

New Zealand’s largest and highest ranked Law School
Situated in the heart of the legal precinct, with strong links to the legal profession and the judiciary
Closely connected to the University’s Faculty of Medical and Health Science, the region’s Hospital, District Health Boards and health agencies. Dr John Mayo, one of the Faculty’s long- standing donors, has made a further substantial gift to establish an endowed Chair in the area of Health Law and Policy. We are seeking to appoint an outstanding scholar with excellent interpersonal skills to lead this area and make a significant contribution to a broad range of personal and public health issues which affect patients, and health and legal practitioners in the public and private sectors, as well as the broader community within New Zealand and internationally.

Candidates will demonstrate personal credibility and exceptional communication skills. They will ideally have expertise in working with key partners in the government, health and medical sectors, which they can utilise to build on our existing relationships with those key partners.

The Chair will have the opportunity to engage and collaborate in research and teaching with our colleagues in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.

The Faculty of Law’s degree programmes are taught by some of this country’s leading scholars. The Faculty has outstanding students and very supportive alumni. Applicants will reflect our commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, and have the knowledge and expertise to mentor and grow research excellence.

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading and largest university with over 42,000 students of whom 10,000 graduate annually in a wide range of professions and fields. The University has eight faculties and supports a number of key leading research centres and institutes. It is New Zealand’s pre-eminent research institution with the largest number of top-ranked researchers.

Auckland has recently been ranked third in Mercer’s Quality of Living Survey for the sixth consecutive year.

For further information please contact:

Clare Litten, University of Auckland, P: +64 9 923 9096, E: c.litten [at]

Dr Kathrin Soehnel, University of Auckland, P: +49 152 52 650 182, E: k.soehnel [at]


Job: Associate Professor in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL) at the University of Copenhagen Faculty of Law

8 November 2017

Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Closes: 4th December 2017

The Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, is seeking applications for a position as Associate Professor in Biomedical Innovation Law. The position includes research-, teaching- and administrative responsibilities. The position is available from 1 March 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Job: Assistant Professor in Law (Medical Law) at LSE

30 October 2017

Salary: £53,905 pa inclusive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 27th October 2017
Closes: 26th November 2017

In REF 2014 LSE Law had the highest percentage of world leading 4* publications of any UK institution. To support our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes and to strengthen further our research profile, we are now seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor in Law who can contribute to teaching in Medical Law.

Candidates should be able to provide evidence of strong research potential and have a coherent strategy for future research resulting in publications of outstanding quality. They will have ability, as evidenced by existing publications or potential to publish in top journals, to establish an international reputation. Candidates should have a PhD or its research equivalent, by the post start date, and be committed to high quality teaching that fosters a positive learning environment for students.

The other criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post can be found on the person specification, which is attached to this vacancy on the LSE’s online recruitment system.

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.

To apply for this post, please go to If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email law.department.manager[at]

Interviews will be held on 18th January 2018.

Job: Teaching Associate in Medical Law at Sheffield

23 October 2017

Teaching Associate in Medical Law
University of Sheffield – School of Law
Location: Sheffield
Salary: £30,688 to £38,833 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Closes: 20th November 2017
Job Ref: UOS017440
Contract Type: Fixed-term from 1 January 2018 to 1 June 2019

The University of Sheffield’s School of Law is a large and diverse law school with an international reputation for excellence in research, for the expertise of its staff, and the achievement of its graduates. The School’s vision is to advance the inter-disciplinary understanding of law, socio-legal studies and criminology globally, combining outstanding academic research with innovative research-led and practice-led teaching.

Applications are invited from candidates capable of delivering an excellent student experience at undergraduate level in medical law and advanced tort. You will have a good first degree in a relevant subject area (or equivalent experience). You will have an ability to deliver the teaching and undertaking assessment of modules, have excellent communication skills and be able to plan and prioritise your own daily work.


Job: Policy Manager at the General Medical Council

16 October 2017
Location: London or Manchester
Salary: London – £40,761 to £55,139. Manchester – £34,656 to £46,868
Employment status: Permanent
Closing date: Sunday 22 October 2017 by midnight. Late applications will not be accepted.
Assessment date: London – Tuesday 7 November 2017. Manchester – AM 15 November 2017 (provisional date)

Are you interested in a policy management role that will give you the opportunity to grapple with intellectually challenging and often contentious issues, engage widely with doctors and others, and work in partnership with other to shape doctors’ professional practice and help to raise standards of patient care in the UK?The General Medical Council helps to protect patients and improve medical education and practice in the UK by setting standards for students and doctors. We support them in achieving (and exceeding) those standards, and take action when they are not met. We have a highly rewarding Policy Manager vacancy within our Education and Standards directorate. Part of our Standards and Ethics team, you will lead on key areas of our work to develop and promote professional guidance on standards of good medical practice. We’re looking for someone with an impressive policy background, a sharp intellect and the ability to empathise and communicate clearly and eloquently. You will have the ability to research, analyse and report on disparate and complex information about issues and challenges affecting healthcare in the UK and to recommend appropriate policy responses. You will have the knowledge and skill to craft policy implementation initiatives that bring professional guidance to life in a way that supports doctors to improve their practice. Outstanding report-writing, interpersonal and project management skills are also expected, as is experience of external engagement and representation. Knowledge of healthcare ethics and/or current healthcare policy issues is not necessary but would naturally be an asset, as would previous regulatory or public policy experience. We particularly welcome applications from people with knowledge about policy and practice in the areas of confidentiality, end of life care, cosmetic and private practice, digital care, and prescribing.