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Rapid response to: How the nursing profession should adapt for a digital future

Workstreams: Data use

"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...

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Should covid vaccines be compulsory for care home staff? Experts debate

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In this blog for the Conversation colleagues Dominic Wilkinson and Julian Savulescu argue for and against compulsory vaccination of care home staff.

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The Values of Life, Liberty, and the Law: A Tale of Two (As)Sumptions | Journal of Medical Ethics blog (bmj.com)

Workstreams: Public health and health inequalities

In this blog accompanying his article in the Journal of Medical Ethics, John Coggon argues that Lord Sumption's apparent inconsistencies in his positions are not clearly reconcilable, and invite critical analysis of his impacts on health law and policy.

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Is it wise to lift England’s Covid restrictions fully?

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"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. "

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Should we delay covid-19 vaccination in children?

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In this Head to head article in the BMJ, Dominic Wilkinson argues in favour of delaying covid-19 vaccination in children.

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Covid: Why we should stop testing in schools

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In this blog for the Conversation Dominic Wilkinson, Jonathan Pugh and Julian Savulescu argue that whether we should continue testing and having bubbles in schools is not a scientific question, but an ethical one.

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Making people visible in care home data

Workstreams: Data use

In this blog for the International Long-Term Care Policy Network Cian O'Donovan writes about the Rapid Ethics Review of data use in the UK care home sector, in which he and colleagues argue that data infrastructures expanded to monitor and...

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Pfizer jab approved for children, but first other people need to be vaccinated

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Dominic Wilkinson, Jonathan Pugh and Julian Savulescu published an opinion piece in The Conversation, Pfizer jab approved for children, but first other people need to be vaccinated.

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Blog post: Public engagement in a healthcare crisis: lessons from Ebola for covid-19 and the pandemics to come

By Jamie Webb   The Overseas Development Institute described the 2014–16 Ebola outbreak as an ‘epidemic of mistrust: the flame of a virus hitting the tinder of suspicion.’ Local communities, sceptical of the motivations of foreign organisations and governments following...

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Pfizer jab approved for children, but first other people need to be vaccinated

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In this blog for the Conversation Dominic Wilkinson, Jonathan Pugh and Julian Savulescu argue that the UK and other Western Countries should be giving vaccines to adults at high risk of serious illness in countries in urgent need of vaccine,...

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