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.
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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
Use this link to read the findings of our evaluation: CO@H evaluation: interpretation of findings (PDF).
Use this link to read findings from our evaluation of pulse oximetry in care homes, in collaboration with the University of Birmingham: Pulse oximetry in care homes during the COVID 19 pandemic (PDF)