Plans to record pregnant women's alcohol consumption in England criticised

2 months ago

Pregnancy charities suggest the guideline could fall foul of data protection regulations

Pregnant women’s alcohol consumption could be recorded on their child’s medical records under plans for England being considered by National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice), prompting criticism from pregnancy rights advocates.

The proposal from Nice has been drawn up as part of a consultation to cement guidelines for doctors to diagnose and prevent foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).

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