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Resources from Royal Colleges & Other Professional Bodies

A regularly updated list produced by the Health Education England Knowledge Management Team. Links to the guidelines and resources produced by a range of professional bodies. Resources for medical staff, pharmacists, paramedics, nursing and midwifery, allied health professionals, scientists, social care and others.

High Quality Evidence Sources

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Cochrane resources and news
Cochrane provides high-quality, relevant, and up-to-date synthesized research evidence to inform health decisions. This page highlights content relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the various related activities that Cochrane is undertaking in response.

Covid-19 and Children Research Library
The Children and COVID-19 Research Library was conceived as a UNICEF contribution to enabling quick and easy access, in one place, to the latest scientific research as regards the impacts of the current pandemic on children and adolescents.  Given the growing number of excellent biomedical repositories on the subject of COVID-19, the current focus of this library is on the socio-economic impacts, drawn largely from the social science literature. 

Knowledge for Healthcare - Evidence Sources
Sources of evidence relevant to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Compiled by Health Education England. Links to clinical decision support resources, evidence summaries, free open access resources and other trusted evidence sources. 

Local Guidance

LTHT guidance 
Links to Leeds Health Pathways, only accessible from NHS devices. A clinical decision support system that provides a gateway to all essential healthcare-related information across the Leeds area.

Leeds Palliative Care Network
COVID-19 advice and support for healthcare professionals in Leeds including Leeds specific COVID-19 symptom management guidance, advice about care and treatment of patients with COVID-19, who require palliative care, and links to additional guidance and useful websites.
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Emerging Evidence

Finding the Evidence - Coronavirus
The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) Knowledge & Library Services team has produced this page to help those working on the current coronavirus outbreak to identify and access emerging evidence as it is published. The page signposts to a range of open access resources that have been promoted by different groups including National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center, Erasmus MC, Cambridge University, Bedford Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Evidence Aid, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

COVID-19 Evidence Alerts
COVID-19 Evidence alerts from McMaster connect users to current best evidence for clinical care of people with threatened suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection.  It is updated every weekday as evidence reports are published in all journals included in Medline.

Information for Patients & Public

Coronavirus Resources
Trusted information about the Coronavirus collated by Health Education England NHS Library & Knowledge Services.  Information is provided in formats tailored to children and young people, older people, people who prefer information in BSL or Maketon and other accessible formats.

Information for Patients & Public
A list of resources about Covid-19 for the general public, compiled by Health Education England
Up to date information for the public from the government on all aspects of the Coronavirus response.

eLearning resources on COVID-19

A regularly updated list published by the Health Education England Knowledge Management Team. Links to online courses covering a range of different topics relevant to Covid-19, produced by organisations in the UK and internationally.

Mental Health & Wellbeing

MindEd Covid-19 Resilience Hub
Helping front line staff in the NHS and care services manage their own mental health and wellbeing, whilst looking after others during the Covid-19 crisis. Created on behalf of Health Education England in partnership with NHS England-Improvement, the site draws together the best advice and tips from a large panel of international experts to guide you and your team. Supported by Skills For Care, this Hub is for everyone on the front line health and care services.

COVID-19 and Wellbeing. Information, resources and helplines
A regularly updated list of national and local resources to support mental health and wellbeing for everyone during this time. Compiled by LTHT Library & Information Service.

Cochrane Special Collection: Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for wellbeing in the healthcare workforce
This Special Collection brings together Cochrane evidence on interventions that may help support the wellbeing of the healthcare workforce and reducing occupational stress. These reviews have been produced Cochrane Review Groups in three Networks. Some reviews in this collection have associated Cochrane Clinical Answers. Please note that the reviews included in this Special Collection summarize evidence, and their inclusion does not mean that the interventions reviewed have been shown to be effective.

Social Care

Social Care Institute for Excellence collation of advice for COVID-19 advice and support for councils and care providers.

Health Service Recovery

BHT Disaster/Pandemic Recovery Toolkit
Resources collated by Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust Library & Knowledge Service to support the recovery phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. Toolkit includes sections on recovery planning, capacity and long term impacts, workforce wellbeing, learning lessons, organisational resilience and innovation. Page also includes regularly updated links to new resources not yet added to the toolkit.

Recovery and long term impacts
The Strategy Unit has curated this evolving list of links to resources and articles on the impact of Covid-19 on the healthcare system.

Recovering from COVID-19: the key issues
Summary document, blog and weekly briefing service from the interdisciplinary University of Manchester ‘Recovery from Covid-19' team. Summarises and supplement existing guidance on recovery from disasters and pandemics in the unique context of COVID-19 and to incorporate wider learning and experience from the team who produced it.

The Health Foundation: COVID-19: Five dimensions of impact
A summary of five dimensions of the impact of Covid-19: direct impact, impact on acute care, non-acute care including general practice, the lockdown and social distancing and NHS and social care capacity and resilience. A series of charts and brief commentaries will be published in the coming weeks.

NHS Reset: Reforming health and care post COVID-19 
NHS Reset is a new NHS Confederation campaign to contribute to the public debate on what the health and care system should look like post-COVID19. This briefing explores what the NHS Reset campaign aims to achieve and the questions it seeks to answer, and how members across the NHS Confederation can get involved.

Analytical Collaboration for Covid-19
The Health Foundation; King’s Fund; Nuffield Trust; and two specialist NHS analytical teams, Imperial College Health Partners and the Strategy Unit are working in a coordinated way to provide analysis and expertise to support the NHS on COVID-19.  They are focusing on questions that the NHS may lack the resources to look at, which may be more medium-term, cut across sectors, or benefit from independent analysis. 

Our plan to rebuild: The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy
The Government’s roadmap for how and when the UK will adjust its response to the COVID-19 crisis.

SHAPE - Strategic Health Asset Planning and Evaluation
Strategic Health Asset Planning and Evaluation (SHAPE) is a web-based tool designed to inform and support the strategic planning of services. At its core, SHAPE seeks to bring key information together from a range of sources to provide an interactive and easy to interpret tool to support the local reconfiguration of services and assets.

C-Works Knowledge Exchange Hub
C-WorKS has been set up to support the collation and sharing of knowledge and intelligence across the system about the impacts of COVID-19 (and the response to this) on non-COVID morbidity and mortality – to cover key areas of concern but also include any positive impacts.   In order to access this resource you will need to register with Knowledge Hub and request access.

Resuming health services during the Covid-19 pandemic: What can the NHS learn from other countries?
As the country deals with the easing of lockdown restrictions and a slow decline in Covid-19 cases, health services are attempting to return to some form of pre-pandemic normality - yet demand for services remains anything but predictable. This briefing from Nuffield Trust (published 24/7/20) looks at what approaches other countries around the world have taken to dealing with the pandemic. What might we learn from the approaches used internationally, and how long will it take us to fully recover?

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