About the Centre for Health Law, Science and Policy

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The Centre for Health Law, Science and Policy is a new interdisciplinary Centre established in summer 2011 at the Law School at the University of Birmingham.

Health Law is a growing discipline looking at a wide spectrum of issues from the health care professional-patient relationship, the "public" dimension of health, and regulatory aspects of health care delivery. The nature of health care delivery is the subject of rapid evolution and new structural and scientific developments from the " new genetics" to "nanomedicine" give rise to new legal and regulatory challenges both in domestic law and at EU level.

CHLSP aims to foster dialogue and world leading research in this area and also to foster research led teaching through the development of postgraduate courses and doctoral students.

The Centre is based in the Law School and includes leading scholars from within the Law School and also members from across the University of Birmingham working in a range of disciplines. In addition draws upon a broader advisory board including those in the NHS and legal profession working in this area and input from the broader international community.