Knowledge Services are collating information on the Coronavirus from various academic, news sources and professional bodies. This page will be updated regularly.

Bulletins compiled by Knowledge Services

Care home provider bulletin

Commissioning bulletin

Risk factors

BAME communities

Beyond the data: Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on BAME groups

Excess Weight

Insights from new evidence on the relationship between excess weight and coronavirus (COVID-19).

Wider health impacts

The wider impacts of COVID-19 on health monitoring tool (WICH) looks at the indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the population’s health and wellbeing. Please note this is currently a beta tool.

Finding the Evidence

Public Health England

Finding the evidence: Coronavirus

COVID-19 register of PHE led studies

Oxford University Centre for Evidence Based Medicine

The NIHR Policy Research Programme

Covid 19: Living Map of Evidence

Journal articles

The following publishers are making their content on coronavirus freely accessible online. Please see the following links to access this information.


In response to the outbreak in China, Wiley are providing free access to all Wiley published articles related to #coronavirus.

Access to medical and scientific articles includes research from the Journal of Medical Virology, Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, Zoonoses and Public Health and many more.

As new articles are published, they will be made free to access, and added to this centralized resource of coronavirus research. These important pieces of literature will remain open until April 2020 and the window of time will be extended as needed.


For the benefit of healthcare professionals, medical researchers and the public, the publisher Elsevier has created a Novel Coronavirus Information Center with freely available information in English and Mandarin Chinese on the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV, including new information about the recent outbreak in China.

Freely available information in English and Mandarin on novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV

The Information Center, brings together all relevant content from Elsevier’s medical journals, textbooks, clinical experts and other clinical information and medical literature.

The website offers open access to clinical resources and tools, including:

The information centre was created by clinicians and other professionals at Elsevier and will be updated frequently with the most current research and evidence-based information available.


Nature also has a number of free articles in its News section around the Coronavirus, covering Research Highlights, News & Q&As.

Details of the articles can be found here:

Latest from Pub Med

The latest articles on COVID-19 from the Pub Med database.

Taylor & Francis

Open Access e-books and journal articles on Coronavirus from Taylor & Francis

The Royal Society

The Royal Society Publishing is providing free access to it’s Covid 19 articles and have published several themes in the area.

Guidance from Professional Bodies

Database of public health guidance on COVID-19 | HIQA

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Coronavirus Rapid Guidelines and Evidence Reviews

World Health Organisation (WHO)

Technical guidance

Mental Health Considerations during Covid-19 outbreak

Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists

HEE: Resources from Royal colleges and other professional bodies on Covid 19

News and evidence-based resources for Nurses

COVID-19: guidance on when to admit patients to critical care

Nursing Standard Coronavirus Hub

The Queen’s Nursing Institute

News and updates

World Health Organisation (WHO)

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) situation reports

Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS

Updates from PREPARE

PREPARE is a EU funded network for harmonized large-scale clinical research studies on infectious diseases (IDs), prepared to rapidly respond to any severe ID outbreak, providing real-time evidence for clinical management of patients and for informing public health responses.

Eurosurveillance – Europe’s journal on infectious disease surveillance, epidemiology, prevention and control

Updates the from European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics – Covid 19 Diagnostics

Data, dashboards & mapping

Local Authority Cases


Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

Vulnerability Indexes

Exploring the vulnerability to COVID19 between communities in England

British Red Cross Covid-19 Vulnerability Index

Data downloads and COVID-19 Vulnerability Index

Excess Mortality

Excess Mortality in England


Public Health England


Local Government Association – Coronavirus: information for councils.

NHS Knowledge for Healthcare

Links to evidence sources and guidance for the healthcare workforce, patients and public

Dimension Data

Covid 19 publications including datasets and clinical trials

University of California, San Francisco

A Digest of Covid 19 papers.

West Midlands NHS Strategy Unit

EBSCO Dynamed

EBSCO are currently providing free access to their Dynamed pages on Covid-19.

Fact checking and ‘fake news’

Coronavirus: WHO chief warns against ‘trolls and conspiracy theories’

Fact Checking and Myth Busting from EU vs Disinfo

EU vs Disinfo

Full Fact- a UK fact checking charity providing independent, impartial view

WHO – Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Myth busters


Contains global list of websites producing misinformation

COVID-19 Critical Care: Understanding and Application

HEE eLearning resources on Covid 19

Resources to help communicate with the community

COVID-19 guidance for providers of services for people experiencing rough sleeping