LTCcovid webinar: What policy for UK social care data needs to do now, 18 October 2021 2pm BST

Co-hosted by and the UK Pandemic Ethics Accelerator, the webinar took stock of recent developments and prioritise ongoing issues for action.

As we move into our second full winter with COVID-19, the webinar examined the prospects for immediate action, and what needs to happen now to makes sure long-term transformations in data infrastructures, practices, and capabilities are designed to benefit those who need them most.

The video of this webinar is available here:

Panel discussion

An expert panel and audience discussed the implications of September’s announcement of the Health and Social Care levy in England, the evolving Data Saves Lives Strategy, the ongoing Goldacre review of health and social care data as well as recent reports on data initiatives from researchers throughout the UK.

The panel also discussed opportunities for policy and institutional interventions outside of ministries in our nations’ capitals. Within the offices of regulators and local authorities for instance.

Expert Panel

  • Jenni Burton, University of Glasgow
  • Claire Goodman, University of Hertfordshire
  • Caroline Jones, Office for Statistics Regulation
  • Jonathan Kilworth, Harrow Council
  • Liz Jones – National Care Forum
  • Owen Davies – Social Care Wales
  • Charles Talllack – The Health Foundation

The webinar was chaired by Dr. Cian O’Donovan of the UK Pandemic Ethics Accelerator at UCL’s Department of Science and Technology Studies.

This webinar started at 2pm UK time and will last for 90 minutes (60 minutes of presentations and 30 for discussion).

The webinar was free to attend with pre-registration. The webinar is open to all those interested in data policy, data use and data infrastructures in social care.

LTCcovid aims to document the impact of COVID-19 on people who rely on long-term care (including unpaid care) and those who provide it, share information about policy and practice measures to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in long-term care and gather evidence about their success or otherwise, and analyse the long-term implications of this pandemic for long-term care policy.

The UK Pandemic Ethics Accelerator, an initiative that brings UK ethics research expertise to bear on the ongoing ethical challenges arising during pandemics. We provide rapid evidence, guidance and critical analysis to decision-makers across science, medicine, government and public health

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