Forcing doctors to follow any mandated procedure that is against their conscience should never be undertaken. This type of behaviour from an overseeing body is undermining the hard earned trust that many excellent doctors have spent their careers gaining. The idea that an unaccountable body should be able to direct the decisions of individual doctors regarding individual patients is absurd. Many people are losing confidence in the medical system as a whole and bringing in authoritative decrees does not instill confidence that the system is living up to "First do no harm". If the authoritative body cannot hold to the humanity of the Hippocratic Oath, perhaps they should resign their positions as they have lost touch with why the medical system exists in the first place.