Our research is focused on using health data at scale for research that aims to transform our understanding of non-communicable diseases, the development of vaccines and treatments, and to improve health and care of patients. We support recent calls from scientists, including colleagues at the Wellcome, to speed up studies into outbreaks of infectious diseases. The use of data in these studies – gathered from the medical records of patients and the biomedical and genomic data from the virus itself – are vital to learning how the disease is caused, transmitted, evolves, and understanding its symptoms and developing proven treatments.
Sources of further information
The Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England provides up to date advice and information about the outbreak of Wuhan coronavirus, including the current situation in the UK and information about the virus and its symptoms. It also provides information about the risk to travellers.