Our response to COVID-19
Building evidence, sharing knowledge, promoting safety during COVID-19
With our colleagues across the Institute of Global Health Innovation, our Centre 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
Remote patient monitoring
We've been assessing the safety and effectiveness of home oximetry, which measures blood oxygen levels, as a community pathway for managing COVID-19 patients. Working with colleagues at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and NHS Digital, we've been evaluating a range of procedures which revealed facilitators of successful remote monitoring.
Our findings contributed to the NHS's decision to roll out COVID-19 home oximetry across England in early November 2020. With our partners, we are now exploring whether this approach can improve outcomes and help people access the services they need.
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.