The outbreak of COVID-19 has had a huge impact on the healthcare systems of virtually every country on earth, and the UK has been no exception. A massive mobilisation and reorganisation of the British National Health Service (NHS) to address the challenges we were facing from this new and still poorly understood disease happened in weeks. And in the midst of this mass reorganisation, a lot of thinking had to go into how best to allocate limited resources as we faced a potential overload on the NHS.
Two of our members, Dr Melody Redman and Dr James Haslam, put together a paper looking at these questions and applying a biblical principles to the question of resource allocation. It sounds dry, but it is a matter that could quite literally mean life of death. In this special, extra edition of 1st incision, Steve Fouch has a wide ranging discussion with James and Melody about how we decide who gets what treatment, how COVID-19 has changed the way we think about how we allocate limited resources, and how the public's thinking has changed as a result of the pandemic. We also look at what challenges the future holds.
CMF's Mark Pickering on BBC Radio London, discussing the Commons debate on assisted suicide.Broadcast by BBC Radio London on July 4 2019.
CMF's Mark Pickering on BBC Radio 4's Today, discussing the Commons debate on assisted suicide.Broadcast by BBC Radio 4 on July 1 2019.
Dr Peter Saunders talks to UCB's David Peek about the vote on assisted dying in Guernsey.Broadcast by UCB Radio on May 18 2018.
Dr Peter Saunders and Dr Michael Irwin debate the vote on assisted dying in Guernsey on BBC Radio Kent Breakfast, hosted by John Warnett.Broadcast by BBC Radio Kent on May 14 2018.
Dr Peter Saunders talks to Iain Dale of LBC Radio regarding the death of Dr David Goodall, a British-born scientist who chose to end his life at a Swiss clinic.Broadcast by LBC Radio on May 10 2018.
Dr Peter Saunders talks to William Crawley of BBC Radio Ulster about the Guernsey debate on assisted dying, in response to Gavin St Pier, Chief Minister of Guernsey.Broadcast by BBC Radio Ulster on May 9 2018.
Dr Peter Saunders talks to Mike Parr of BBC Tees and Professor Carol Haigh of Manchester Metropolitan University about the Guernsey debate on assisted dying.Broadcast by BBC Tees on May 9 2018.
Dr Peter Saunders discusses the Alfie Evans case on The Holy Political Podcast, a fortnightly podcast about Christianity and politics.Posted by The Holy Political Podcast on May 6 2018.
Dr Peter Saunders discusses the Alfie Evans case with Alex Williams on Premier Christian Radio.
Broadcast by Premier Christian Radio on April 25 2018.
Dr Peter Saunders discusses assisted dying clinics with Jonathan Vernon-Smith on BBC Radio Three Counties.
Broadcast by BBC Radio Three Counties on March 21 2018.
Dr Peter Saunders debates Michael Urwin on the topic of assisted dying, following the Court of Appeal ruling on the Conway case.
Broadcast by BBC Radio Sussex on January 23 2018.
Dr Peter Saunders talks to Phil Upton on BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire, discussing the Court of Appeal's decision to grant a full hearing of the Noel Conway case.
Broadcast by BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire on January 18 2018.