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COVID-19 Trusted Evidence 

The Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM) have established the Oxford COVID-19 Evidence Service and we are also supporting the COVID-19 RCGP Scientific Steering Committee.

These rapid systematic review services have gained rapid adoption with over 2 million views for the Evidence Service in its first 10 days, and had in excess of 70 reviews developed an published during April alone.

The Evidence Service is now recognised as having ‘a lasting research value’ by the Oxford University Bodleian Library and worthy of permanent preservation in their web archive.

Further Information:

www.cebm.net/covid-19

COVID-19 and cystic fibrosis rapid guideline
(NG170)

Professor John Powell, Digital health theme lead, is a consultant clinical adviser at NICE, and has been supporting the NICE rapid COVID-19 guidelines programme. For example he was the lead NICE clinical adviser on the COVID-19 and cystic fibrosis rapid guideline (NG170).

Further information:

www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng170

Managing suspected or confirmed pneumonia in adults in the community (NG165)

Professors Richard Hobbs, Trisha Greenhalgh and Carl Henegan also played a key role in developing rapid NICE guidance on managing suspected or confirmed pneumonia in adults in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Further information:

www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng165/chapter/2-Treatment-and-care-planning

Direct staff responses

Bethan McDonald, ARC Partner Manager and public health specialist, is supporting the Thames Valley Public Health England health protection team in its response.

This involves providing public health advice, guidance and management support to providers across the Thames Valley. We are working mainly with primary care, secondary care, laboratories, care homes, prisons, schools and local authorities – providing risk assessments of outbreaks and guidance on control and management. 

Further information: 

www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england

Recent ARC OxTV news

Research photography exhibition moves to Didcot

A photography exhibition showcasing ground-breaking NHS research taking place across the Thames Valley has opened in Didcot.

PPI in the time of COVID-19

Public involvement is central to high-quality, ethical research. So, what happens when a pandemic hits and life is turned upside down? We reached out to three experienced PPI contributors – Una Rennard, Julia Hamer-Hunt and Bernard Gudgin – to ask how COVID-19 had affected their personal lives and their PPI work.