COVID-19 Resources and Guidance
The Faculty of Clinical Informatics and its members are collecting a library of resources and guidance on COVID-19 which we hope will be useful to clinical informaticians. Please see the resources below.
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The ICO has published a blog: Combatting COVID-19 through data: some considerations for privacy: ICO
This Opinion sets out the Commissioner’s current thinking regarding the joint initiative by Apple and Google to enable the use of Bluetooth technology to help governments and public health authorities (PHAs) reduce the spread of the virus: ICO
RCGP COVID-19 Evidence Summary Clinical Management (10th April)
https://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/2be4e8b1-ba23-4a07-b261-320355ffe6d3 - This is a very long briefing but it has interesting questions and answers around how little is currently known about antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, how long they last, and to what extent these indicate immunity. Also wide ranging discussion about NHS app and plans to use this with contact tracing.
Telehealth Toolbox: How to use telehealth to care for your patients during COVID–19
NHS Digital Approved Video Consultation Systems
Technology Enabled Care Scotland - Guidance for implementing Near Me video consultations
The FutureNHS COVID Analytics website is building a growing repository of useful information, including work on local modelling so that others undertaking local modelling works can compare outputs. Public Health England encourages people to use this site to post their modelling work and to use it as a unified source of COVID analytical resources.
This site requires you to register or login to the FutureNHS platform:
National work is being undertaken to support capacity planning. Please see below an output from the University of Cambridge and Addenbrooke's Hospital.
Recommendations for Shielding precautions in Scotland:
English NHS GPs will be able to access records of patients registered at other practices during the coronavirus pandemic. Appointments will also be shared across practices, & NHS 111 staff will be able to book appointments with GPs via the GP Connect service. HSJ
Additional information will be automatically added to the Summary Care Record of all patients in England (SCR AI). The information be made available more widely to health and care professionals. It will include significant medical history, medications, care plans, and immunisations. Digital Health
Matthew Gould and Geraint Lewis set out plans for digital contact tracing here: Digital contact tracing: protecting the NHS and saving lives
The Ada Lovelace Institute’s COVID-19 Rapid Evidence Review: Exit through the App Store? Is definitely worth a read here: Ada Lovelace Institute.
Page last updated 30/06/20