COVID-19 research update from SAPC members

There have been a number of important contributions from SAPC members to the evidence-base which will support clinicians in their work.

Added 4th June 2020:

Study by Edge Hill and Keele Universities

Children on coronavirus: ‘Don’t just tell us to wash our hands and say it will be okay’

Added 14th May 2020:

COVID-19 research - update from University of Bristol

Find out more about COVID-19 research at the University of Bristol's Centre for Academic Primary Care.?

  • Training GPs to identify domestic violence leads to dramatic increase in finding victims
  • Press release issued: 6 May 2020A training programme that teaches GPs how to identify domestic violence and abuse (DVA) victims has led to a 30-fold increase in DVA referrals, according to a collaborative study of 205 general practices led by Queen Mary University of London, in partnership with the Centre for Academic Primary Care, Bristol Medical School.
  • Investigating GP practices' response to the COVID-19 pandemic5 May 2020A new project led by researchers at the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care will collect intelligence about the demands on GP practices, the challenges, and the creative solutions practices have developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This information will be used to support GP practices more effectively.
  • New Better Care South West Partnership will join up data to improve and integrate care29 April 2020A new partnership led by the University of Bristol that will join up data and improve patient care in the South West has been announced by Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) today [29 April]. The HDR UK Better Care South West Partnership is being awarded £1.2 million over three years to drive forward data-led research projects and join up the region’s considerable health data expertise.
  • Rapid research in the time of COVID-1924 April 2020Researchers at the Centre for Academic Primary Care are supporting the local applied research community’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which is being co-ordinated by NIHR ARC West.

Added 14th April 2020:

St George's University London - Mohammed Razai has shared a acouple of links:

  • an open access paper published recently in the BMJ with advice on management of covid-19 in primary care (6th March 2020). Covid-19: a guide for UK GPs 
  • We have created an online MOOC on Covid-19 for primary care. It is free and open for enrollment. Week one's content was released on Future Learn platform on Monday 6th April 2020. Please click here to visit the course. 

Added 7th April 2020:

Notable is the work of Trisha Greenhalgh’s team at Oxford (supported by NIHR, Wellcome Trust, Health Foundation): Her work on video consultations and remote consultations.

Apparently this infographic has been translated into 11 languages.  The whole primary care community is indebted to Trisha and her team.


Paul Little, Southampton, published an excellent review on the possible risk of use of NSAIDs in people with COVID19, which impacts on the advice primary care clinicians give their patients..


Richard Riley from Keele has contributed to a Systematic review and critical appraisal of prediction models for diagnosis and prognosis of COVID-19 infection:


Of course, the Royal College of General Practitioners is devoting all their resources to keeping GPs up to date and has developed a members forum which is updated daily 


The RCGP Research and Surveillance Centre is actively recruiting practices to join the network and share data, as well as providing the opportunity for practices to participate in new COVID19-related research.