Having an impact
If the Bill is put on the statute book, it could come into force two months later. This would give professional bodies a reasonable amount of time to produce guidance. The Bill will only have its intended effect if it’s communicated effectively to doctors. So we are keen to hear your ideas on the best way to do this.
We would welcome views on whether there are further steps, in addition to what is included in this Bill that would help encourage responsible innovation.
Impact of the proposed legislation
The draft impact assessment sets out some initial thoughts on the effects (both good and bad, intended and unintended) that the Bill might have, and the equality analysis provides some initial thoughts on the effect it might have on equality.
Finally, we would like your views on whether the draft Bill should become law.