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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. “