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
Beyond the data: Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on BAME groupshttps://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/892376/COVID_stakeholder_engagement_synthesis_beyond_the_data.pdf
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
Oxford University Centre for Evidence Based Medicine
The NIHR Policy Research Programme
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:
- Clinical guidance regarding diagnosis and treatment
- A downloadable patient education handout
- Nursing care plans and skills
- Links to global public health authorities and national health ministries
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
Health Information & Quality Authority
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
World Health Organisation (WHO)
Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
HEE: Resources from Royal colleges and other professional bodies on Covid 19
News and evidence-based resources for Nurses
Nursing Standard Coronavirus Hub
The Queen’s Nursing Institute
News and updates
World Health Organisation (WHO)
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
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
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 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
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
Free to access online learning programmes on COVID-19
BMJ Covid 19 online courses (free registration)
HEE eLearning resources on Covid 19
Resources to help communicate with the community
- Public Health England stay at home guidance, translated and in easy read
- Public Health England guidance on social distancing, translated.
- NHS guidelines translated into 32 languages by Doctors of the World
- Easy read information on COVID-19 from Mencap
- Public Health England resources in accessible formats