SAGE provides scientific and technical advice to support government decision makers during emergencies.
Our Work to Help SAGE
We work with the Strategic Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) by providing SAGE with prioritised health data research related to COVID-19.
As the pandemic evolves, we are developing a new approach to providing an update on the COVID-19 research response via the National Core Studies, including the Data and Connectivity study. We have transitioned from the monthly SAGE report format to a refreshed quarterly report on impact across the National Core Studies, available here.
Read our reports to SAGE:
NCS Impact Report Jan Mar 2022
About our work to help SAGE
We have teamed up with NHS Digital, the HDR Alliance, NHS national data custodians in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, national providers of specialist cardiovascular data and The British Heart Foundation (BHF) to provide:
- A process to streamline and prioritise the most important health data research questions
- An approach to link data
- Provide access to secure analytical environments for researchers to answer these questions to improve understanding and treatment of coronavirus.
Initial paper to SAGE – 15 April 2020
This will enable progress on the most important health data research initiatives – those that aim to deliver the quickest benefits to the health of people across the UK – to be reported to the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE).
As well as questions from policymakers and researchers, we are keen to encourage health data research questions based on experience and observations from front-line clinicians working with patients affected by COVID-19. If you have a research question that requires health data, please submit it via our online form and our expert review group will consider this in our weekly process.
Patient and public involvement
As the national institute for health data, we work in partnership to enable rapid health data research across the UK as we respond to the COVID-19 challenge. We’re committed to ensuring patients, carers and the public are involved throughout our work and are an essential part of this partnership.
Share your COVID-19 research question
Help to generate health data research questions that will help us to collectively tackle the COVID-19 challenge.
Read our COVID-19 weekly news round-up
We are continuing to work in partnership to support the UK government and the NHS in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales to enable rapid health data research into COVID-19.