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The University of Southampton
Clinical Ethics and Law at Southampton

"Rapid technological advances promise big improvements in medical care. The world needs leadership in understanding and responding to the ethical and societal impact of these radical changes. CELS brings together interdisciplinary expertise to meet this need by addressing the ethical, legal and societal issues through research, education, policy engagement and public dialogue".

Engaged Medicine

Inspiring Stories with Lisa Ballard  (Available to Uos Staff & Students only)

Using Hospital Data to Improve Healthcare

We are exploring how we can facilitate better use of hospital data to improve standards of care within the NHS. It is really important that this system is trustworthy and can promote and protect the interests of individuals, groups and communities. To develop this system democratically, we need lots of people to tell us about their concerns, experiences and hopes for the future. Please take a look at this short animation which looks at this issue.  

Dr Kate Lyle awarded £2500 PERU Grant

CELS researchers have been awarded £2500 by the Public Engagement with Research Unit (PERU) to address the challenges of continuing public engagement in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and explore how appropriate methods of engagement can be developed to reach diverse audiences that move beyond reliance on online methods.

CELS Response to COVID-19 pandemic

The CELS team has recently redirected some of its ongoing research to COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease 2019) related work. We are interested in the ethical issues that were anticipated at the start of the pandemic – how these were debated and responded to by, for example, professional guidance and academic discourse, but also in the longer-term consequences of the pandemic on society

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