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COVID-19 information

Covid-19: Update of Information available December 2020

 

HEE National

Coronavirus information

Last updated: October 2020 onwards

HEE have compiled a website for new guidance and advice for primarily trainees and students in various fields (AHP, Nursing, Midwifery, Doctor trainees, etc.). Previous guidance relating to March-September 2020 is also available via this website.

 

HEE North East

COVID-19: Information for HEE NE doctors and dentists in training, faculty & stakeholders

Last updated: December 2020 onwards

In this rapidly moving and challenging time, HEE NE have created this specific webpage resource with the aim to help keep our doctors and dentists in training up to date and informed. We also hope this resource will be helpful for our PGMDE faculty and partner NHS trusts and wider stakeholders.

We will be continually updating this website as further information, documentation and announcements occur.

This local HEE NE resource should be read in conjunction with HEE’s national dedicated website: https://www.hee.nhs.uk/coronavirus-information-trainees

Includes:

  • Clinical learning packages and advice for those caring for patients
  • Local HEE NE COVID-19 key documents – including the regular bulletin of evidence on this topic: HEE North East and Yorkshire COVID-19 Bulletin
  • National COVID-19 key documents

 

Public Health England

Finding the Evidence: Coronavirus

Last updated: December 2020 onwards

Public Health England has a dedicated page of information concerning the evidence and guidance surrounding coronavirus. The ‘keeping up to date’ section includes the following:

  1. Official daily government COVID-19 update
  2. PHE COVID-19 Rapid Reviews
  3. PHE Knowledge and Library Services COVID-19 Alert
  4. PHE COVID-19 Literature Digest
  5. PHE Behavioural Science Reference Cell weekly literature report
  6. PHE Knowledge and Library Service Weekly Care Homes evidence digest
  7. Retraction Watch

Please note: external to NHS. Most content is Open Access but some content may be unavailable or require OpenAthens login.

 

UpToDate (WUTH and CCC staff only: login via IP on-site or OpenAthens off-site)

COVID-19 Information

The latest clinical information available, including:

Please note: UK Guidance should be followed regarding prescribing.

 

BMJ Best Practice (WUTH, CCC, WCHC staff: login via OpenAthens)

Last updated: December 2020 onwards

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Includes important updates, as well as an overview of condition, theory, treatment, management, follow-up and resources (including patient information leaflets) etc.

 

NICE

Last Updated: December 2020 onwards

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Guidance and resources to support the health and social care system in its continuing support of the pandemic

Includes:

  • NICE Guidelines on COVID-19
  • Rapid evidence summaries
  • Medtech innovation briefings
  • Resources to help restore services
  • Clinical Knowledge Summaries
  • RAPID-C19 initiative
  • Shared learning examples
  • NHSE&I specialty guides

 

Cochrane Library

Last updated: December 2020 onwards

Includes a number of special collections of systematic reviews on COVID-19, including:

30 November 2020

24 November 2020

18 November 2020

6 November 2020

See also other systematic reviews concerning coronavirus infection, Cochrane protocols, trials, and clinical answers.

 

New England Journal of Medicine

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

A collection of articles and other resources on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, including clinical reports, management guidelines, and commentary.

All journal content related to the Covid-19 pandemic is currently freely available.

 

ScienceDirect

Novel Coronavirus Information Center

Last updated: November 2020 onwards

Elsevier’s free health and medical research on the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and COVID-19

 

Oxford University Press

Access to OUP resources on COVID-19, other coronaviruses, and related topics

As part of our response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic across the world, Oxford University Press has made content from online resources and leading journals freely accessible to assist researchers, medical professionals, policy makers, and others who are working to address this health crisis.

 

British Medical Journal (BMJ)

BMJ’s Coronavirus (covid-19) hub

BMJ's covid-19 hub supports health professionals and researchers with practical guidance, online CPD courses, as well as the latest news, comment, and research from BMJ. The content is free to access and updated daily.

 

Are you unable to locate the evidence you require?

Library and Knowledge Services: Mediated Literature Search service

If you cannot locate the guidance you require, your library team is here to do it for you.

Please request a literature search via the library webpages for any evidence enquiry relating to your professional work.