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The demand for home visiting services since the COVID-19 lock-down. Polly Duncan and Martha Elwenspoek
News: Reducing risks from Coronovirus transmission in the home. Lucy Yardley & colleagues from University of Southampton
Timing to implement hot and cold sites in primary care BNSSG COV23. Howard Thom and Jessica Watson
BMJ Editorial Wider collateral damage to children in the UK because of the social distancing measures designed to reduce the impact of COVID-19 in adults. Esther Crawley, Maria Loades, Gene Feder, Stuart Logan, Sabi Redwood, John Macleod
All COVID-19 research taking place at the Centre for Academic Primary Care
Prof Gene Feder and Medina Johnson discussing how to make a safe space in remote consultations with patients - WONCA COVID-19 Webinar #4 Family Violence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bmX-fYJTrw
COVID-19 Evidence Service from Centre for Evidence Based Medicine
Context, context, context: how has covid-19 changed implementation globally and how can we ‘lock in’ learning? Laura Swaithes, Krysia Dziedzic, Charlotte A Sharp, Benhamin Ellis, Nicola Walsh. Rheumatology, June 2020.
Keele Impact Accelerator Unit (IAU): Top tips for health and wellbeing during COVID-19 lockdown.
Keele PPIE Academic Lead Steven Blackburn has contributed to the NIHR RDS blog: "Public involvement during a pandemic: how we are supporting researchers."
Ben Bowers, Kristian Pollock and Stephen Barclay
Researchers in the Division of Primary Care are lead researchers on a national survey looking at the effects of the COVID -19 pandemic on the emotional and physical well-being of people across the UK.
Participation involves a brief online survey and taking a small sample of hair now and in 12 weeks time. Further details can be found on the project page: Exploring the emotional and physical impact of COVID-19 on adults living in the United Kingdom.
Please consider participating and sharing with colleagues, family and friends #HairThenShare
Professor Kavita Vedhara, Professor of Health Psychology, University of Nottingham
Germ Defence: A digital behaviour change intervention to improve infection control. Lucy Yardley and Paul Little
A COVID-19 primary care database consortium was established in April 2020 across seven academic departments (including five within the SPCR). http://www.annfammed.org/site/misc/covid19.xhtml
Those using drugs problematically need support during the current Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, as they are amongst the most vulnerable members of society, argues a letter to the Times signed by Honorary Clinical Reader Dr Adam Winstock.
A study led by Dr Daisy Fancourt (UCL Behavioural Science & Health) is looking into the psychological and social effects of Covid-19 in the UK.
Reducing Covid-19 coronavirus spread by “moving the most vulnerable prisoners to less-crowded parts of the prison system, where outbreaks are easier to prevent and contain…could save many lives,” explains Professor Andrew Hayward.
The current Covid-19 pandemic has shown that austerity was a choice and that things can be done differently if the political will is there and the same sense of crisis should be applied to the climate emergency, argues Professor Sir Michael Marmot.