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UK Science, Research and Technology Capability and Influence in Global Disease Outbreaks

Inquiry

The Coronavirus covid-19 outbreak is the latest in a series of disease outbreaks that have spread internationally, presenting major challenges to communities, national governments and international institutions. 

Scientific knowledge and advice are foundational to the prevention, management and treatment of these global outbreaks, at both an international and national level. 

Once the covid-19 pandemic has passed its peak, it will be necessary for international and national systems to learn from the crisis. The Science and Technology Committee will inquire formally into the place of UK research, science and technology in the national and global response, and what lessons should be learned for the future. 

Read the interactive summary of the report.

Read the call for evidence for more information about this inquiry.

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Science and Technology Committee explores current understanding and analysis of the Delta variant of covid-19
Science and Technology Committee questions experts on covid-19 variants
11 June 2021
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Vaccine effectiveness and risks explored in Committee session
The Science and Technology Committee is holding an evidence session on UK science, research and technology capability and influence in global disease outbreaks.
23 April 2021
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Sir Patrick Vallance and Professor Chris Whitty questioned on easing covid-19 restrictions
Science and Technology Committee explores the scientific basis for the Government’s roadmap
4 March 2021
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Academics questioned on the progress of the UK’s covid-19 vaccination programme
The Science and Technology Committee examines UK Science, Research and Technology Capability and Influence in Global Disease Outbreaks
22 February 2021
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Easing lockdown measures in England examined by Committee
The Science and Technology Committee will also explore the management of other non-pharmaceutical interventions.
16 February 2021
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Committee to explore the governance, operation and performance of NHS Test and Trace
Committee to hold an evidence session to explore the governance, operation and performance of NHS Test and Trace
1 February 2021
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Local authorities questioned on test, trace and isolate efforts
The Science and Technology Committee examines UK Science, Research and Technology Capability and Influence in Global Disease Outbreaks
26 January 2021
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Covid-19: How has the Government received scientific advice, and how has the advice been used? Cross-party group of MPs publish analysis
Committee publishes report on the UK response to covid-19 and the use of scientific advice
8 January 2021
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Committee holds session to explore the roll-out of vaccinations in the UK
Committee to hold an evidence session to explore the roll-out of vaccines in England and the UK
7 January 2021
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Committee to hold an emergency evidence session to explore scientific evidence regarding the new variant of covid-19
Science and Technology Committee to hold an emergency evidence session to explore scientific evidence regarding the new variant of covid-19.
22 December 2020
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Committee to hold special meeting on new lockdown measures
Committee to hold a special meeting to specifically explore the evidence behind the new coronavirus measures, due to come into force on 5 November
2 November 2020
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Committee publishes correspondence to Baroness Dido Harding
Science and Technology Committee publishes correspondence seeking further information on test and trace
8 October 2020
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Coronavirus testing and contact tracing
Science and Technology Committee revisits its scrutiny of coronavirus testing and contact tracing
15 September 2020
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Committee to question Secretary of State
Committee to hold thirteenth evidence session on its inquiry into UK Science, Research and Technology Capability and Influence in Global Disease Outbreaks
17 July 2020
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Government Chief Scientific Adviser gives evidence on Covid-19 to Science and Technology Committee
Science and Technology Committee hears from Sir Patrick Vallance
14 July 2020
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Development of vaccines and treatments in managing the COVID-19 pandemic examined
Science and Technology Committee explore UK science, research and technology capability and influence in global disease outbreaks
25 June 2020
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Academics questioned on epidemiological models used by the Government
Science and Technology Committee examines UK Science, Research and Technology Capability and Influence in Global Disease Outbreaks
8 June 2020
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Economics of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) examined
The Science and Technology Committee continues its inquiry into UK science, research and technology capability and influence in global disease outbreaks
3 June 2020
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Public Health England and experts examined on approach to coronavirus
MPs investigate approaches to testing and risk of infection in the workplace
15 May 2020
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Chief Scientific Advisers questioned on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Science and Technology Committee examines UK science, research and technology capability
12 May 2020
Total results 28 (page 1 of 2)

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