Resources for updating skills for frontline staff.

Breaking bad news and end of life care April 2020

Deteriorating patient and sepsis April 2020

ICU for non-ICU Nurses: Web resources for refreshing skills March 2020

ICU for non-intensivists: Web resources for refreshing skills April 2020

Infection control April 2020

Our NHS People – Guides for supporting our staff including modules on bereavement, resilience and finance.

Ventilation: Web resources for refreshing skills March 2020

Vital signs and clinical skills April 2020

Wellbeing and resilience April 2020

eLearning Resources on Coronavirus (COVID 19) compiled by HEE (1st April 2020)

BMJ Learning Modules on Coronavirus (COVID 19)

Open University – Free modules for nurses returning to practice to support the NHS

Supporting Children

Is that normal? A guide for children of frontline staff. This is a resource created by Trisha Brigden from the play team on Skylark. Although it is written for a child whose mother is a nurse, it is applicable to any child whose parent is a member of frontline staff.

Digital books explaining coronavirus to children

A list of Educational resources put together by Berkshire Health Libraries.

Evidence Update Bulletins – From September onwards our updates concentrate on appraised and summarized resources.

Coronavirus Bulletin Jan 19

Coronavirus Bulletin Jan 8

Coronavirus Bulletin Dec 24

Coronavirus Bulletin Dec 3

Coronavirus Bulletin Nov 20

Coronavirus Bulletin Nov 2

Coronavirus Bulletin Oct 15

Coronavirus Bulletin Sep 22

Earlier editions are available …

COVID-19 – Living systematic map of the evidence – from the EPPI Centre a device for exploring the published evidence to date divided into broad domains.

Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, Oxford – Rapid reviews of primary care questions relating to the coronavirus pandemic, updated regularly.


Guidelines and advice from DoH, NICE, Royal Colleges and Societies

NHS EnglandClinical Guidance for Coronavirus – Secondary Care. A wide range of guidance related both to coronavirus itself and the management of other conditions and services in the current situation.

NICE Coronavirus (Covid 19) Rapid Guidelines and Evidence Summaries including: critical care; bone marrow transplant; kidney dialysis; radiotherapy; systemic anticancer treatments; severe asthma; managing symptoms (including end of life) in the community; managing suspected or confirmed pneumonia in adults in the community.

British Society of Echocardiography COVID-19 clinical guidance 

British Society of Gastroenterology COVID-19 Guidance & Advice

British Society of Gerontology British Society of Gerontology Statement on COVID-19

British Society for Haematology COVID-19 Updates 

British Society for Rheumatology COVID-19 updates for members 

Combined Intensive Care Society, Association of Anaesthetists, Royal College of Anaesthetists, Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine guidance  Clinical Guidance

Public Health EnglandInfection Control and PPE guidance

Royal College of Emergency Medicine Covid-19 resources

Royal College of General Practitioners COVID-19 updates page,  Covid-19 Resource hub 

Royal College of Nursing Covid-19 (coronavirus) – guidance for members of the RCN

Royal College of Midwives Coronavirus – what you need to know – News item

Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecologists Coronavirus (Covid 19), pregnancy and women’s health

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health  COVID-19 – key topics

Royal College of PathologyCOVID-19 Testing – a national strategy

Royal College of Physicians Covid guidance

Identifying and helping to protect patients most at risk from COVID-19

Specialty-specific guidance on aspects of clinical care and treatment for COVID-19

Royal College of Surgeons

Daily updates

Training and research resources

Latest guidance

Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines on the Management of Critically Ill Adults with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)  (March 2020)

Complete list of resources from the Royal Colleges and Professional Bodies produced by HEE 03/04/2020

General sites for resources about Coronavirus

In response to the outbreak in China, several publishers and organisations are providing free access to their published articles and news related to #coronavirus.

Public Health England Dashboard – Total UK cases COVID-19 Cases Update

Blog – Public Health Matters – Public Health England

Infection control and PPE – Guidance from the Department of Health

Guidance – COVID-19: laboratory investigations and sample requirements for diagnosis

NHS England & NHS Improvement – Coronavirus guidance for clinicians

NHS UK – Overview Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 – NOVEL CORONAVIRUS various links to information by source: –

Source Details and Links

Public Health England;

DoH: –

Finding the evidence: Coronavirus The PHE Knowledge and Library Services Team (KLS) has produced this page to help those, working on the current coronavirus outbreak, embed evidence-informed decision-making in their daily practice.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): latest information and advice

Guidance – COVID-19: epidemiology, virology and clinical features

COVID-19: guidance for health professionals Information on COVID-19, including guidance on the assessment and management of suspected UK cases.

Guidance Coronavirus (COVID-19): latest information and advice Information for the public on the outbreak of coronavirus, including the current situation in the UK and information about the virus and its symptoms.  suite of resources on the virus

Guidance – COVID-19: infection prevention and control guidance

Putting on (donning) personal protective equipment (PPE) 

Removal of (doffing) personal protective equipment (PPE)

WHO: –  

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak  Please visit this page for daily updates.

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) technical guidance

Health topics – Coronavirus

The World Health Organization has also made a database on the virus available –

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: – suite of resources on the virus –
Wiley: – access to medical and scientific articles  As new articles are published, they will be made free to access, and added to this centralized resource of coronavirus research.
BMJ: –
Elsevier: – Elsevier has created a Novel Coronavirus Information Center with freely available information in English  on the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV.  The website offers open access to clinical resources and tools, including:

Lancet: – COVID-19 Resource Centre
NEJM: – A collection of articles and other resources on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) 

Nature: –

Mary Ann Liebert: – Free articles from the journal ‘Health Security’ –


Set of resources – including access to GIDEON ((Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network) –

NICE Evidence Search : – Results for coronavirus search
Evidence based summaries: – DynaMed – coronavirus (free access) –

BMJ Best Practice  – coronavirus, with links to topics about SARS and MERS (free access) –,%202019%20novel&c=suggested

Critical care support advice from the Cochrane Collaboration – Coronavirus (COVID-19): evidence relevant to critical care –

PubMed For a quick Pubmed search on Coronavirus click here 
Public Information: –

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