Health Care Analysis

, Volume 21, Issue 3, pp 224–236 | Cite as

Faith, Belief, Fundamental Rights and Delivering Health Care in a Modern NHS: An Unrealistic Aspiration?

  • Jean V. McHaleEmail author
Original Article


This paper considers the way in which English law safeguards fundamental rights to respect for faith and belief in relation to the delivery of health care. It explores the implications of the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Equality Act 2010. It explores some of the challenges in attempting to reconcile fundamental rights to faith and belief and the delivery of health care, both now and in the future and whether this is a realistic aspiration in a state funded health care service.


Human Rights Religion Equality Health care 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of LawUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUK

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