Our strategy in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic is to mobilise talent and partnerships across the UK to:
- Co-ordinate and connect national data science driven research efforts related to COVID-19
- Accelerate access to UK-wide priority data relevant to COVID-19 for research
- Leverage the best of the UK’s health data science capability to address the wider impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting vulnerable groups that will be hardest hit
To ensure that the most promising research questions are supported, and to limit distraction of the NHS, we are using a process to prioritise research efforts and report these to the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE). Find out more about our work to advise SAGE here and find the latest report below.
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.