Harnessing expertise to rapidly integrate ethical thinking into policy-making
The UK Pandemic Ethics Accelerator has now reached the end of its grant period (ending July 2022), however this page will be updated with additional materials being published over the coming months, it will also remain available as a resource.
Commissioned review by Dr. Eleanor O’Keeffe: Setting an ethical direction – how the Covid-19 public inquiry can learn from research in the arts and humanities
Four new research papers published with contributions from our Public Health and Health Inequalities, and Data Use workstream
In this Policy Briefing for the Public health and health inequalities workstream, Mollie Cornell outlines the key decisions taken on the prioritisation of COVID-19 research and its impact on the UK’s biomedical research ecosystem
Rapid Ethics Review: Covid-19 policies and their unequal impact on the rights and dignity of disabled people
In this Ethical Framework from our Public health and health inequalities workstream, Mollie Cornell presents a justice-based approach to understanding the ethical implications of pausing non-Covid biomedical research
In this Rapid Ethics Review for the Public health and health inequalities workstream, Dr Kevin De Sabbata shows how a human rights approach can help to solve conflicts between rights of older and younger people in a pandemic
This document provides a summary of the talks and discussion at the workshop held in Westminster on 18th May 2022. The event brought together 40 Parliamentarians, policymakers, patient representatives, and academics.
Ethical Framework: A human rights approach to evaluating and responding to ethical challenges and dilemmas during a pandemic
In this Ethical framework by Dr Beth W. Kamunge of the Public health and health inequalities workstream, the impact place has on health inequalities is explored.
UK Government’s ‘Plan B’ covid-19 measures passed through Parliament, but opposed by many of the Conservative Party. This piece focuses on MPs’ arguments against covid-19 certificates.
Which inequalities should we focus on in evaluating health policy before, during, and following Covid-19?
This rapid ethics review by the Prioritisation team looks at the ethics literature regarding the prioritisation of vaccines in a pandemic, which will serve to contextualise the UK’s approach to the prioritisation of vaccines for covid-19.
In this Rapid ethics review by the Prioritisation team, we highlight the moral dimensions that are relevant to assessing the moral permissibility of the various measures to increase covid-19 vaccination rates employed by different countries.
This Rapid ethics review by the Prioritisation team looks at the significant ethical challenges of whether or not children should be offered vaccination against covid-19, taking into account best interests, capacity to consent, vaccine mandates, and data governance issues.
Data use and Public health and health inequalities workstream’s joint response to the mandatory vaccination among frontline health and care staff in England consultation
Prioritisation workstream response to the mandatory vaccination among frontline health and care staff in England consultation
Response to UK Parliament’s Treasury Committee consultation – An equal recovery. By the Public health and health inequalities workstream
This rapid ethics review by Jamie Webb of the Public values, transparency and governance workstream considers a number of examples of public engagement processes conducted during the pandemic so far, and discusses them in relation to three key themes.
A levels 2021: understanding grade inflation, inequalities and data flows during covid-19 assessments
The Accelerator’s Data use workstream response to the NHSX Data Saves Lives Consultation
This page from the Accelerator’s public values, transparency and governance work stream tracks studies and projects involving public engagement and covid-19.
In this letter to the Editor, Cian O’Donovan responds to a paper in the BMJ on emerging technologies that may impact nursing and healthcare. He argues that the cultures and histories of nursing should not be seen as an impediment to this task as the authors suggest. But rather as a rich repository that can guide innovation away from imposing technologies of control, and towards building democratic infrastructures of care. “