The UK Pandemic Ethics Accelerator programme, a collaboration between the Universities of Oxford, Bristol and Edinburgh, University College London, and the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, began in January 2021 under the leadership of Professor Ilina Singh (Department of Psychiatry).
Pandemic members have been working together to provide ethics research expertise to decision-makers, on numerous emerging challenges. The work includes rapid ethics evidence, guidance, critical analysis, and public dialogues.
As part of the programme's commitment to engaging the public in dialogue around ethical issues the Ethics Accelerator commissioned Hopkins Van Mil to conduct a public dialogue. A report, Pandemic ethics: a public dialogue. The ethical and societal considerations of COVID-19, COVID-19 recovery, and future pandemics, highlights the key ethical values and principles that the public wants the Government and policy makers to address.