Science and Technology Committee (Commons)

Science in emergencies: UK lessons from Ebola inquiry

Inquiry status: concluded

Report and Government Response published

Report published

The Ebola epidemic exposed the UK's lack of readiness for an infectious disease emergency, the Science and Technology Committee has warned in its report. The Government must ensure that it is better prepared to mobilise scientific expertise and manufacture a vaccine in future.

Terms of reference: Science in emergencies

Latest evidence

  • 24 Nov 2015 - Science in emergencies - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF398 KB) HC 469 | Published 15 Dec 2015

    Evidence given by Dr Edward Sykes, Senior Press Manager, Science Media Centre, Professor Paul Cosford, Director for Health Protection and Medical Director, Lily Makurah, Ebola Screening and Returning Workers Scheme Programme Manager, Public Health England, and Dr Oliver Johnson, Programme Director, King's Sierra Leone Partnership; Professor Sir Mark Walport, Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Government Office for Science, Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, and Brigadier Timothy Hodgetts, Medical Director, Defence Medical Services Jane Ellison MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health, and Campbell McCafferty, Director of Civil Contingencies Secretariat, Cabinet Office

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