Our response to COVID-19
Building evidence, sharing knowledge, promoting safety during COVID-19
IGHI has launched a number of national and global COVID-19 programmes to help health systems and governments better respond to the ongoing crisis.
Explore our highlighted projects below.
Our research projects
Community COVID-19 testing
We're helping to lead a major programme of home testing for COVID-19 to track the progress of the infection across England. Working with colleagues across the College and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, we're building the vital evidence we need to underpin home COVID-19 testing and facilitate a greater understanding of how far the coronavirus has spread.
Find out more about our work
Safer surgical care
With the Department of Surgery and Cancer, we've launched a new global research and education hub for surgical staff working on the frontline during COVID-19. Called PanSurg, the initiative aims to facilitate safe and effective surgical care through the sharing of knowledge, experience, policy, data and research.
Digital tech in primary care
Our international survey is evaluating GPs use of digital technologies during the pandemic. As the crisis has forced primary care to shift from face-to-face consultations to remote care, our study is exploring the impact this is having on the uptake of digital health tech.
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IGHI's COVID-19 projects
Early warning system
We're working with our collaborators at the University of Oxford to develop a risk-prediction tool for GPs to help them spot people with COVID-19 who could develop severe disease. This will help patients access the treatment they need faster, and hopefully lead to better outcomes.
Home oximetry for monitoring COVID-19
We've been working with NHS Digital and NHS England to evaluate the use of remote monitoring in the care of patients with COVID-19 at home. Our programme has been investigating whether pulse oximetry could help clinicians to identify deterioration in patients with a new diagnosis of COVID-19.
Use this link to read the study protocol: CO@H protocol