Summer School

A response has been received to the ABSW letter sent to the Rt Hon Francis Maude MP Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General expressing concern about revisions to the Civil Service Code that could prevent scientists responding to the needs of journalists.

The response does little to reassure those that signed the original letter (ABSW/SMC/Stempra) as highlighted in an article written by Fiona Fox, Chief Executive of the SMC in Research Fortnight.

The BMJ has also taken up this issue in a Feature published at the end of April (NB: the full article is behind BMJ paywall)

The ABSW, alongside the SMC and Stempra will continue to monitor changes to the Code, its effect on civil service scientists and on the freedom for such scientists to speak with journalists.