Project Lead: Professor Tim Walsh

The COVID-19 pandemic requires an urgent effort to both understand the disease and its impact on people, and also research to rapidly find effective treatments to prevent and treat the illness and its consequences for people. Within NHS Lothian there has been a coordinated collaborative approach to undertaking research, and many people have had the opportunity to participate in a range of different important research studies.

As we move forward, and the numbers of COVID-19 cases decreases, we want to be able to ensure we can coordinate our research efforts to ensure people continue to have the chance to participate in important studies.

This project will use routine data collected within NHS Lothian to provide reports about how many people are admitted to hospital with COVID, where they are treated, and how their illness progresses. This information will be used to plan how best to organise research in the region.

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Clinical characteristics and outcomes in consecutive hospitalised COVID-19 patients within South East Scotland: a multi-centre cohort study Dr Meghan Perry Covid-19 Project

Within NHS Lothian we have collected information about patients admitted with COVID-19. This project would use this information to describe the patterns s...
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Assessment of the benefit of adding COVID-19 serology testing on admission to try and optimise the diagnosis of COVID-19 - serology test evaluation Dr Sara Jenks Covid-19 Project

On admission to hospital individuals with suspected COVID-19 will currently have swabs taken to check for the presence of COVID-19 viral RNA by a PCR test...
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