Electronic Patient Records
This project aimed to raise informed debate on issues surrounding the use of
IT systems, specifically electronic patient records, for health and medical research.
The project created and toured a Theatre of Debate®
programme consisting of a play, entitled “The Breathing Country”,
as well as a debate performed in schools and other organisations across the country.
The Academy also led a public attitudes research project
on the topic, which explored people’s views on the use of electronic
patient records in health and medical research, using a variety of techniques.
The Academy conducted the UK’s first public dialogue on synthetic biology.
A video from the launch of the Public dialogue on synthetic biology report, which took place in June 2009, is also
available in addition to a Radio 4
discussion between the events speakers.
See also the Academy’s report
Synthetic Biology: scope, applications and
implications. This report, published in May 2009,
reviews the state of the field and considers
potential future developments and their likely
technological, economic and societal impact.
Public Perceptions to Engineering and Engineers