Coronavirus: researchers no longer need consent to access your medical records

The UK government has quietly relaxed a confidentiality law that protects patient health data. Here's why that matters.

Simon Kolstoe, Senior Lecturer in Evidence Based Healthcare and University Ethics Advisor, University of Portsmouth • conversation
May 31, 2020 ~7 min

 covid-19  coronavirus  gdpr  data-privacy  research-ethics  health-data  confidentiality

Don't hold your breath for a COVID-19 vaccine in 2020

Politicians are throwing billions of dollars at coronavirus vaccine trials, but the real cost of research is the one thing we're lacking – time.

Simon Kolstoe, Senior Lecturer in Evidence Based Healthcare and University Ethics Advisor, University of Portsmouth • conversation
May 4, 2020 ~8 min

covid-19 coronavirus research scientific-method vaccine-safety research-ethics vaccine-design

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