Coronavirus: Disease Control

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 2nd April 2020.

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Photo of Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics Ethical considerations in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, published on 17 March; and what discussions they have had with National Health Service leaders about that report.

Photo of Lord Bethell Lord Bethell The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The United Kingdom Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been guided by the advice of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) with the sole purpose of minimising loss of life. The Government has published the scientific evidence relied on by SAGE which can be found online via GOV.UK.

The report by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics Ethical considerations in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic has not been formally considered or assessed by SAGE. However, individual contributors to SAGE may consider a range of evidence for their own work.

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