London, England, Jan 26, 2017 / 16:37 pm
Proposed standards for U.K. medical professionals could force them to violate their religious beliefs on the job, both Christian and Muslim groups have warned.
David Clapham, a treasurer of the group Christians in Pharmacy, says the proposed changes could deter religious people from entering the profession and may make "the position of some excellent professionals untenable."
"This would be to the detriment of the profession, patients and pharmacy as a whole," he said, according to The Pharmaceutical Journal, a publication of the U.K.-based Royal Pharmaceutical Society.
The independent regulator for pharmacy in Great Britain, the General Pharmaceutical Council, recently announced proposed changes in professional standards.