May 5, 2021, Brazil. In this photo illustration the medical syringe is seen with COVAX Facility logo displayed on a screen in the background

COVAX – Its opportunities and challenges

Early in the pandemic (24 April 2020), long before any manufacturer had a vaccine ready for sale, long before results of trials had been published, a novel collaboration was established to ensure equitable global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines when any became available. This was done […]

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Can we vaccinate our way out of the pandemic?

Here in the UK, we have been feeling pretty good about ourselves recently, with (at the time of writing) over 35 million adults having been partially vaccinated and more than 18 million fully vaccinated. In other words, more than two-thirds of the adult population has […]

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Assisted suicide debates are back yet again across the British Isles: it’s time for health professionals’ voices to be heard

Despite the backdrop of COVID-19 and the emphasis on caring for the most vulnerable in society, an old issue is firmly back on the political agenda. Assisted dying (assisted suicide and euthanasia) is being debated in different jurisdictions of the British Isles, with some MSPs […]

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‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban: a review of the issues

You may be aware of current controversies around the issue of so-called ‘conversion therapy’. But you may be wondering what it’s all about and whether we need to worry about it as Christians and/or medics. This is a debate that, like so many current issues, […]

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The Impact of Gender Identity ‘Conversion Therapy’

What impact has Gender Identity ‘Conversion Therapy’ (GICT) had on gender diverse people? This is the question at the heart of the recently released 2020 ‘Conversion Therapy’ & Gender Identity Survey. The research is the collective effort of five LGBT+ charities and was conducted to […]

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