The UK Pandemic Ethics Accelerator / Going Viral Podcast Series – Episode 4: What Would an Ethical Pandemic Look Like?
The UK Pandemic Ethics Accelerator has commissioned a four-part podcast mini-series, focusing on pandemic ethics, in collaboration with the longstanding, successful Going Viral the Podcast, hosted by the medical historian and science writer, Mark Honigsbaum Episode 4: What would an ethical pandemic look like? As sure...View content
The proper place of value judgments in public health policy and practice – reflections on the UK experience during the Covid-19 pandemic
How do we ensure the proper place and visibility of value judgements in public health policy practice? On 23rd May 2022, we brought together a range of experts in an online conference to explore how value judgements feature in public...View content
Ethics at Westminster: A workshop on public values and the pandemic
On 18th May we brought together Parliamentarians, policymakers, and academics at the House of Commons to discuss how to bring ethical thinking and debate into public policy on pandemic recovery and preparedness, and how to involve the public in such...View content
Rapid response to: How the nursing profession should adapt for a digital future
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...View contentlaunch
Is it wise to lift England’s Covid restrictions fully?
"In this comment piece in the Observer, the Accelerator's Dominic Wilkinson, and Trish Greenhalgh, professor of primary care health sciences, comment on the wisdom of lifting England’s covid restrictions fully on so-called Freedom Day. "View contentlaunch
UK Pandemic Ethics Accelerator Advisory Board
The Accelerator has established an Advisory Board whose role is to: support expansion of the Accelerator’s network nationally and internationally; help expand our reach, impact and relevance, particularly in policy and wider society; identify and facilitate new relationships to people...View content
‘Need beyond covid: Addressing the backlog for medical care in the NHS’ – research commissioning call
The UK Pandemic Ethics Accelerator is putting out a research commissioning call entitled ‘Need beyond covid: Addressing the backlog for medical care in the NHS’ under its Prioritisation theme. A brief summary of the call topic is below, and more detailed information can...View content
Living and dying with covid: Resolving the hard questions of living with covid-19 – the need for public deliberation
Jamie Webb, University of Edinburgh Hugh Whittall, Nuffield Council on Bioethics Summary: UK public engagement during the pandemic so far has focused on measurement: of the public’s beliefs, intentions and opinions. Navigating our covid future will require making difficult, value-laden...View content
Living and dying with covid: When every life counts equally, how should we count deaths?
Dr Cian O’Donovan, Dr Melanie Smallman and Professor James Wilson, University College London. Summary: Counts of covid-19 deaths will continue to influence government responses for some time to come Infrastructures for counting deaths must be adapted to fit evolving circumstances...View content
Living and dying with covid: Ethical complexity and health/health trade-offs
Professor John Coggon, University of Bristol Summary: The prominence of health protection rationales to justify regulatory and policy measures during the covid-19 pandemic has logically drawn attention to health harms, including collateral harms, that have also been created. ‘Health/health trade-offs’...View content