Science and Technology Committee (Commons)

Science in emergencies: UK lessons from Ebola inquiry

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The Science and Technology Committee examined what lessons have been drawn from the Ebola outbreak last year concerning the use of scientific advice in the UK for similar disease outbreak emergencies in future.

Terms of reference: Science in emergencies

Latest evidence

  • 24 Nov 2015 - Science in emergencies - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF398 KB) HC 469 | Published 15 Dec 2015

    Evidence given by Dr Edward Sykes, Senior Press Manager, Science Media Centre, Professor Paul Cosford, Director for Health Protection and Medical Director, Lily Makurah, Ebola Screening and Returning Workers Scheme Programme Manager, Public Health England, and Dr Oliver Johnson, Programme Director, King's Sierra Leone Partnership; Professor Sir Mark Walport, Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Government Office for Science, Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, and Brigadier Timothy Hodgetts, Medical Director, Defence Medical Services Jane Ellison MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health, and Campbell McCafferty, Director of Civil Contingencies Secretariat, Cabinet Office

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  • 20 Oct 2015 - Science in emergencies - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF397 KB) HC 469 | Published 30 Nov 2015

    Evidence given by Professor Tom Solomon, Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections, University of Liverpool, Professor Melissa Leach, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, and Professor George Griffin, Former Chair, Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens; Dr Ripley Ballou, GSK Vaccines Research and Development Centre, Rockville Maryland, Professor Adrian Hill, The Jenner Institute, University of Oxford, and Professor Trudie Lang, The Global Health Network, University of Oxford; Dr Jeremy Farrar, Wellcome Trust, and Professor Chris Whitty, Professor of Public and International Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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