Watch ‘Patients tell us how COVID-19 has affected them and why research using health data is important’

The patient voice is at the heart of everything we do. We spoke to patients who shared their personal experiences of COVID-19 and why they believe research using health data is important.

Watch ‘Economic scarring from the COVID-19 induced crisis’

Stephen Machin from The London School of Economics presented to the Data and Connectivity National Core Studies delivery group on the progress of his successfully awarded research project, Economic scarring from the COVID-19 induced crisis, through a rapid funding call by Health Data Research UK (HDR UK), The Office for National Statistics (ONS), and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

Watch ‘4 minutes with Kamlesh Khunti’

We spoke to Kamlesh Khunti, Professor of Primary Care Diabetes & Vascular Medicine –about his work investigating ethnicity and COVID-19 and the determinants of excess risk. Kamlesh tells us about the data needs to link inequalities, and how minority ethnic groups have been found to be at greater risk of COVID-19.

Watch ‘4 minutes with Prof. Sir Munir Pirmohamed’

Munir Pirmohamed, Director of HDRUK North, spoke to us about vaccines research, how the vaccines are working, and are they as effective as they can be in the fight against COVID-19.

Watch ‘4 minutes with Sharon Peacock’, Director of COG-UK

Sharon Peacock, Director of COG-UK talked to us about what we’ve learnt from genome sequencing of the COVID-19 virus and how the data from this work is vital for understanding transmission, how to treat the disease the effectiveness of vaccines.

Watch ‘3 minutes with Ian Diamond’ National Statistician

We talked to Ian Diamond, National Statistician,about our new partnership on enabling access to health data for COVID-19 research.