Mapping, assessing and improving legal preparedness for pandemic flu in the United Kingdom

Laurie, Graeme and Hunter, Kathryn (2009) Mapping, assessing and improving legal preparedness for pandemic flu in the United Kingdom. Medical Law International, 10 (2). pp. 101-137. ISSN 0968-5332

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/096853320901000202

Abstract

This article assesses the legal framework within which responses are deployed in the United Kingdom in the face of a pandemic such as the current H1N1 crisis or some other public health emergency. It begins with an account of the importance of legal preparedness as an essential feature of public health preparedness. It moves to an outline of the key legal provisions and parameters which provide the architecture for the existing framework in the UK, both domestically and internationally; thereafter, it identifies relevant factors that can be used to assess the efficacy of current legal preparedness, drawing on comparative experiences. Finally, it offers recommendations on how legal preparedness could be improved within the United Kingdom and in line with international obligations.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: A900 Others in Medicine and Dentistry
M100 Law by area
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Northumbria Law School
Depositing User: Helen Pattison
Date Deposited: 01 May 2012 15:34
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:05
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/6663

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