COVID-19 Search Bank

Welcome to the COVID-19 Literature Search Bank, a central repository for literature searches on COVID-19.

HEE is facilitating the sharing of good quality searches and strategies related to COVID-19 to save time and reduce duplication across NHS Libraries.  

A group of expert searchers from across the country has helped inform this tool and are providing light touch reviews of incoming searches to enable timely sharing of the community’s work.

Health librarians are invited to share any COVID-19 searches by e-mailing them to Covid19admin@libraryservices.nhs.uk.  In order to help the team in organising this information, it would be helpful if you could include the following: Date search conducted; Source(s); Search strategy and the audience/context.

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Please search or browse the table.  Each column may be sorted. Just so that you know what each column contains, please see the bullets below:

    • Topics: authority controlled subjects relevant to each search.
    • Details: the title of the search and its scope.
    • Strategies: links to search strings in Google or PubMed and/or to the search strategy used in the literature search if one has been included.
    • Completed: details of the date of the search, the organisation which completed it and a link to the finished search.

TopicsDetailsStrings/
Strategies
Completed
Prevention, Surfaces, Paper, RecordsCOVID-19 infection from case notesGet Strategy001 - 19/03/2020
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Derby and Burton Hospitals
Complications, Outcomes, CardiologyWhat literature is available on management of cardiac arrest and outcomes for an infected patient (viral infection)?
Get Strategy002 - 19/03/2020

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Derby and Burton Hospitals
Therapy, Palliative careWhat literature is available on COVID-19 and palliative care?
Get Strategy003 - 20/03/2020
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Derby and Burton Hospitals
Recovery, ICU, PPE, Prevention, MasksHow many masks are required per Covid-19 patient in a 24-hour period on ICU?Get Strategy004 - 26/03/2020
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Derby and Burton Hospitals
Emergency, Admission, TrendsWhat literature is available on trends in presentation to ED with COVID-19?Get Strategy005 - 26/03/2020
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Derby and Burton Hospitals
PPE, Ward setup, AdmissionWhat literature is available concerning the PPE required to set up a new clinical ward/area to accept COVID-19 patients?Get Strategy006 - 30/03/2020
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Derby and Burton Hospitals
PPE, Disinfection, Virus survivalAre there any studies looking at the survival of respiratory viruses (including coronvirus / covid 19 if there are any) on hands vs. non sterile procedure gloves?Get Strategy007 - 31/03/2020
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Derby and Burton Hospitals
Prevention, PPE, SkinWhat literature is available concerning the risks of overuse of gloves in cross-infection/infection control and skin damage?Get Strategy008 - 31/03/2020
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Derby and Burton Hospitals
PPE, Disinfection, Prevention, GlovesThe use of alcohol sanitiser on non-sterile procedure glovesGet Strategy009 -31/03/2020
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Derby and Burton Hospitals
PPE, Virus survival, Skin, GlovesAre there any studies looking at the survival of respiratory viruses on hands vs. non sterile procedure gloves?Get Strategy010 - 01/04/2020
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Derby and Burton Hospitals
PPE, Handwashing, Prevention, GlovesComparison of gloves versus handwashing - in relation to protection from respiratory virusesGet Strategy011 - 01/04/2020
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Derby and Burton Hospitals
ChaplaincySpiritual care and chaplaincy during the COVID pandemicGet Strategy012 - 21/03/2020
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North East London
Psychology, Wellbeing, DoctorsPsychological support of front-line medical staff during pandemics013 - 18/03/2020
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Dorset NHS
Military, Mental health, Wellbeing, Healthcare staffMilitary perspectives on supporting mental health of frontline healthcare staff014 - 27/03/2020
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North East London
Mental health, Wellbeing, Crises, Healthcare professionalsMental health of health and care professionals during crises (mass casualty events, pandemics etc.)015 - 25/03/2020
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North East London
Vaccination, ChildrenWhat literature or evidence available concerning BCG vaccination and COVID-19? Is it beneficial?016 - 31/03/2020
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Derby and Burton Hospitals
Surgery, OutcomesCOVID-19 positive patients and adverse surgical outcomeGet Strategy017 - 06/04/2020
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Brighton and Sussex
Social distancing, Prevention, Clinical trainingMethods to maintain social distancing whilst delivering core clinical skills training018 - 03/04/2020
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East Dorset
Surgery, Theatres, Prioritisation, Guidance and advice for clinicians: COVID-19 theatre & treatment prioritisation019 - 03/04/2020
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Surrey and Sussex Healthcare
ChildrenCovid-19 in children020 - 09/04/2020
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Brighton and Sussex
Ventilation, cpap, ipap, Respiratory, RehabilitationRespiratory rehabilitation; Nursing care; CPAP; IPAPGet Strategy021 - 05/04/2020
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Barts Hospital
PPE, Masks, Healthcare staffEfficacy of the PPE equipment purchased by PHEGet Search022 - 06/04/2020
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Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
Technology, Telehealth, Healthcare staff, CommunicationRapid uptake of electronic communication as a result of coronavirus Get Strategy023 - 04/07/2020
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Brighton & Sussex
ComplicationsCOVID-19 and thrombotic and/or bleeding complications024 - 08/04/2020
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Brighton & Sussex
Emergency, Prioritisation, Mortality, TherapyCaring for patients with COVID-19 (suspected or confirmed) in the Emergency Department 025 - 09/04/2020
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Brighton & Sussex Healthcare
Mental health, WellbeingImpact on mental health of 2019-2020 Covid/coronavirus pandemicGet Strategy026 - 09/04/2020
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South London & Maudsley NHS
Learning, Knowledge capture, Lessons learned, CrisesWhat tools or ‘gold standards’ exist for capturing lessons learnt from COVID-19 and previous public health emergencies?027 - 14/04/2020
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Dorset County Hospital
Therapy, TreatmentCOVID-19 & Elderberry028 - 15/04/2020
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East Kent Hospitals
Therapy, TreatmentCOVID-19 & Chloroquine/
Hydroxychloroquine
029 - 31/03/2020
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East Kent Hospitals
Therapy, TreatmentCOVID-19 & Steroids030 - 31/03/2020
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East Kent Hospitals
PPE, Healthcare staffPPE and infection contamination031 - 08/04/2020
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Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS
Critical care, Emergency, Cardiology, TreatmentCOVID-19 & Cardiac Arrest 032 - 30/03/2020
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Surrey & Sussex Healthcare
Mental health, WellbeingMental health of healthcare workers in relation to COVID-19 Get Strategy033 - 27/03/2020
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University Hospitals Leicester
EthicsEthical Challenges and Recommendations around Covid-19Get Strategy034 - 14/04/2020
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University Hospitals Leicester
EthicsPandemic ethical frameworks and principlesGet Strategy035 - 01/04/2020
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West Suffolk NHS
CPE, StatisticsCPR statistics for survivability in OHCA and IHCAGet Strategy036 - 06/04/2020

West Suffolk NHS
ChildrenCOVID-19 and PaediatricsGet Strategy037 - 09/04/2020

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS
Unintended consequences, Business continuityCOVID-19: encouraging vulnerable groups to attend for emergencies & appointments 038 - 10/04/2020
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Surrey & Sussex Healthcare
CPAP, Prone, PositionUse of CPAP in COVID-19 and nursing in prone positionGet Strategy039 - 09/04/2020
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University Hospitals of Derby & Burton
Psychology, Wellbeing, Healthcare staffSupporting staff in the aftermath and recovery following covid-19Get Strategy040 - 07/04/2020
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University Hospitals of Derby & Burton
Surgery, Theatres, Business continuityCOVID-19 theatre & treatment prioritisation Get Strategy041 - 03/04/2020
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Surrey & Sussex Healthcare
Ventilation, Ethics, PrioritisationVentilators COVID-19 & other patientsGet Strategy042 - 10/04/2020
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Surrey & Sussex Healthcare
Embolism, DVTHigher incidence of venous thromboembolism, pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis in hospital inpatients with Covid-19Get Strategy043 - 16/04/2020
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Brighton & Sussex Healthcare
Rehabilitation, RecoveryCOVID post-discharge support044 - 15/04/2020
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North East London NHS
ComplicationsIs there a link between Covid-19 causing Miller Fisher Syndrome?Get Strategy045 - 16/04/2020
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Poole Hospital NHS
General practice, Primary care, CrisesGeneral Practice/Primary Care response to past pandemic/crisisGet Strategy046 - 03/04/2020
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Kings Fund
General practice, Primary careGeneral Practice/Primary care response to Coronavirus Get Strategy047 - 15/04/2020
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Kings Fund

This search is being updated on a weekly basis - please
contact l.hawker@kingsfund.org.uk
for the latest update.
BAME, Minority groupsCovid-19 and BAME (Black, Asian & Ethnic Minorities)Get Strategy048 - 21/04/2020
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Leeds Teaching Hospitals
Abuse, Social distancing, PregnancyDomestic abuse of pregnant women during COVID 19 lockdown049 - 17/04/2020
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Hampshire Healthcare
Business continuity, Crises, Exit strategyCOVID-19 Pandemic / Disaster Recovery ToolkitGet Strategy050 - 29/04/2020
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Buckinghamshire Healthcare
Sense of smellLoss of sense of smell as symptom of COVID-19 051 - 22/04/2020
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Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Treatment, TherapyDoes hydroxychloroquine work in COVID-19 patients?Get Strategy052 - 16/04/2020
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Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals
AsthmaSteroids for asthma exacerbations in children with Covid-19Get Strategy053 - 17/04/2020
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Brighton & Sussex Healthcare
Exit strategyPandemic exit strategy054 - 17/04/2020
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North East London
Ward rounds, Prevention, Social distancingImproving the safety of ward rounds in response to Covid-19Get Strategy055 - 20/04/2020
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Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS
Recovery, RehabilitationRehabilitation of recovering Covid 19/coronavirus patients Get Strategy056 - 20/04/2020
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South London & Maudsley NHS
Dysphagia, RehabilitationCOVID-19 and dysphagia the role of speech and language therapists Get Strategy057 - 20/04/2020
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Swansea Bay University Healthboard
Infectious, TransmissionHow long does a COVID patient remains contagious after being tested positive?Get Strategy058 - 20/04/2020
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Royal Wolverhampton
Ambulances, DisinfectionDecontamination of ambulances and emergency medical vehiclesGet Strategy059 - 20/04/2020
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North West Ambulance Service
Equipment reuse, PPE, VentilationThe re-use of hooded respirators as part of PPE in the healthcare environmentGet Strategy060 - 31/03/2020
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Salisbury NHS
PPE, Prevention, TransmissionThe effectiveness of home made face masks061 - 21/04/2020
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Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
PPE, Emergency departmentCOVID-19: PPEGet Strategy062 - 21/04/2020
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Brighton and Sussex Healthcare
EyeOcular manifestations of COVID-19Get Strategy063 - 22/04/2020
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Shrewsbury and Telford Health
Mental health, Wellbeing, Healthcare staffHealthcare staff and stress during COVID-19 pandemicGet Strategy064 - 22/04/2020
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Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Bae Abertawe
ScreeningClinical efficacy of routine temperature checks at entrances like airports using non-contact devices such as thermal detection or infra-red thermometersGet Strategy065 - 24/04/2020
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Royal Marsden NHS
BloodChanges in the blood that are seen in COVID-19 patient066 - 24/04/2020
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Gloucestershire Hospitals
Laboratory, Monitoring, TestsEvidence for using serum ferritin test to monitor patients with COVID-19 to assess prognosis or determine time of escalation of therapy067 - 09/04/2020
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Gloucestershire Hospitals
PrehabilitationPrehabilitation & Covid 19Get Strategy068 - 24/04/2020
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Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS
Aerosol generating proceduresColonoscopy and Endoscopy in relation to COVID-19 and aerosol generation 069 - 22/04/2020
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Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Dentistry, TransmissionCOVID-19 in dentistryGet Strategy070 - 24/04/2020
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Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
TherapyCovid-19, rheumatoid arthritis and methotrexate 071 - 15/04/2020
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University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS
Family, Visiting, InpatientsSupportive guidance on hospital visiting in adult services during Covid-19 pandemicGet Strategy072 - 20/04/2020
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University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS
CPAPCOVID 19 and CPAP073 - 17/04/2020
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University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS
Surgery, CT scanShould we do a CT
chest scan on cancer patients undergoing elective surgery COVID19?
074 - 24/04/2020
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University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS
DebriefingBest practice for debriefing after an incidentGet Strategy075 - 27/03/2020
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Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS
CortisoneDoes the administration of cortisone injections put patients at risk of having more severe symptoms and complications of coronavirus?076 - 19/03/2020
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Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS
Exercise, WellbeingExercise at home077 - 23/03/2020
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Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS
Financial adviceSources of financial advice078 - 24/03/2020
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Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS
Debriefing, PsychologyThe use of psychologists for each team for debriefing079- 14/04/2020
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Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS
Quality improvement, Business continuity, Exit strategyQuality Improvement – What is QI doing during COVID-19 at other trusts?080 - 15/04/2020
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Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS
Falls, Fractures, Isolation, Lockdown, QuarantineRelationship between lockdown and incidence of new fractures or fallsGet Strategy081 - 23/04/2020
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Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Vitamin DAny literature on COVID-19 and vitamin D Get Strategy082 - 27/04/2020
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Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Equipment reuse, Masks, PPECan FFP3 masks be reprocessed/repatriatedGet Strategy083 - 14/04/2020
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Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Aerosol generating procedures, Transmission, VentilationIs low flow oxygen via nasal cannulae considered aerosol generating, as far as it relates to viral transmission?Get Strategy084 - 15/04/2020
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Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Isolation, lockdown, Patient referral, Quarantine, Secondary careImpact of covid-19 lockdown, or other similar lockdown or quarantine situations, on referrals to secondary careGet Strategy085 - 24/04/2020
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Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Communication, Family, Healthcare staff, InpatientsStaff and family liaison during Covid-19 to communicate updates and support difficult decision making; virtual and by telephoneGet Strategy086 - 22/04/2020
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University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS
ExtubationMortality for COVID patients who are ventilated, and methods for extubating ventilated COVID patients087 - 17/03/2020
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Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS
Cleaning, Infection Control, Disinfection, IT Equipment

Cleaning IT equipment and COVID-19

"Get Strategy"088 - 29/04/2020
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HEE KM Team
Psychology, Wellbeing, Healthcare staff Evidence base for interventions that will mitigate the impact of covid 19 on mental health089 - 22/05/2020
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Library and KS Kings Mill Hospital
PPE, SurgeryPPE for surgery during COVID-19Get Strategy090 - 28/04/2020
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Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Bae Abertawe Library Services
Outcomes, Rehabilitation, RecoveryThe long term health impacts of COVID-19Get Strategy091 -28/04/2020
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Newcomb Library Library and Information Service
BAME, Minority groups, MortalityThe effects of COVID-19 on mortality and morbidity in BAME groupsGet Strategy092 - 28/04/2020
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Brighton and Sussex Library and Knowledge Service
Wellbeing, Healthcare staffHealthcare staff and wellbeing during COVID-19Get Strategy093 - 27/04/2020
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Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Bae Abertawe Library Services
Transmission, Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2ACE 2 levels in Diabetes, Hypertension, ACE inhibitors and/or ARBsGet Strategy094 - 19/03/2020
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George Eliot Hospital
SARS, MERS, Mortality, Transmission, Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitorsInfection and death rates of MERS and SARS in people with ACEi095 - 19/03/2020
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George Eliot Hospital
Transmission, Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2ACE 2 expression in different body tissuesGet Strategy096 - 19/03/2020
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George Eliot Hospital
DysphagiaDysphagia (swallowing difficulties) associated with Covid-19Get Strategy097 - 29/04/2020
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East Dorset Library and Knowledge Service
GriefAdditional Needs in Bereavement, Grief, and Complicated Grief as a result of COVID-19098 - 30/04/2020
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Aubrey Keep Library and Knowledge Service
Prone, Position, Critical careProne Positioning for Covid-19 Patients Prior to Critical CareGet Strategy099 - 15/04/2020
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Royal Wolverhampton
Prone, Position, Critical care, AgedProne position in respiratory failureGet Strategy100 - 09/04/2020
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Surrey and Sussex Healthcare
Ventilation, Mortality, OutcomesCOVID-19 Ventilator survival, mortality & patient outcomes Get Strategy101 - 24/04/2020
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Surrey and Sussex Healthcare
Wellbeing, Healthcare staffWhat are other trusts doing to support NHS staff during COVID-19?Get Strategy102 - 27/04/2020

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Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS
Tracing, Surveillance, EpidemiologyCovid 19 and Contact Tracing103 - 28/04/2020
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Brighton and Sussex Healthcare
BAME, Minority groupsCovid-19 and BME patients and staffGet Strategy104 - 04/05/2020
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Newcomb Library Library and Information Service.
CPAP, NutritionCPAP, nutrition and feeding methods Get Strategy105 - 30/04/2020
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Leicester Royal Infirmary / Glenfield Hospital
Circulation, Pulmonary veins, Oulmonary arteriesPulmonary circulationGet Strategy106 - 24/04/2020
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Leicester Royal Infirmary / Glenfield Hospital
DermatologyMinor dermatology procedures107 - 01/05/2020
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Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Psychology, Recovery, RehabilitationPsychological rehabilitationGet Strategy108 - 27/04/2020
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Ambulances, Patient transport, PPETransporting the infectious patientGet Strategy109 - 03/05/2020
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LKS for NHS Ambulance Services in England
Infection, Transmission, Body FluidsInfectivity of different body fluids in patients with COVID-19110 - 01/05/2020
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Shrewsbury & Telford Health Libraries
3D printing3D Printing and Coronavirus111 - 01/05/2020
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Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Bae Abertawe Library Services
Emergency, Emergency departmentEmergency Department attendances112 - 29/04/2020
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University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Mental health, WellbeingUnderstanding changes in mental health and emotional wellbeing due to covid19 Get Strategy113 - 04/05/2020
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Library & Knowledge Service Kings Mill Hospital
Quarantine, IsolationSeparation of Covid-19 seperation patients/hospitals/admissionsGet Strategy114 - 05/05/2020
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East Dorset Library and Knowledge Service
Grief, End of Life, Palliative carePandemics and palliative care EOL care and grief managementGet Strategy115 - 10/05/2020
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Barts Health
Exit StrategyGuidance on restarting and resetting services116 - 07/05/2020
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Surrey and Sussex Healthcare
Children, Inflammation, Kawasaki diseaseCovid-19 and multi-system inflammatory disease in childrenGet Strategy117 - 01/05/2020
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Newcomb Library and Information Service.
Physiotherapy, RehabilitationCovid & Physiotherapy Get Strategy118 - 07/05/2020
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Croydon University Hospital
G6PD deficiencyAdverse outcomes in patients with glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency with COVID 19Get Strategy119 - 14/05/2020
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Brighton and Sussex Library and Knowledge Service
Pregnancy, Sexual health, MaternityCovid19 in Pregnancy 120 - 24/04/2020
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Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
BAME, Minority groups, Mortality The effects of COVID-19 on mortality and morbidity in BAME groupsGet Strategy121 - 15/05/2020
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Brighton and Sussex Library and Knowledge Service
Minority groupsImpacts of COVID-19 on LGBTQ communitiesGet Strategy122 - 14/05/2020
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Brighton and Sussex Library and Knowledge Service
PPE, Masks, Healthcare staffWhat impact does PPE (mainly FFP3 masks) have on our CO2 levels and cognitive performanceGet Strategy122 - 15/05/2020
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Brighton and Sussex Library and Knowledge Service
HypoxiaSilent hypoxia in COVID-19Get Strategy123 - 28/04/2020
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University Hospitals of Derby & Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Prediction, Prognosis, Risk factors, MortalityIs there a risk stratification/prognostic indicator that allows mortality to be predicted in patients who test positive for Covid-19?Get Strategy124 - 18/05/2020
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University Hospitals of Derby & Burton NHS Foundation Trust
CT scan, Reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reactionCoronavirus (COVID-19)/SARS-COV2 and CT and/or RT-PCR assaysGet Strategy125 - 20/05/2020
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Brighton and Sussex Library and Knowledge Service
Aerosol generating procedures, TransmissionIs Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation an Aerosol Generating Procedure?Get Strategy126 - 22/05/2020
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LKS for NHS Ambulance Services in England
Post-COVIDPost-COVID-19 office working; what are companies doing? Innovative and safe ways of workingGet Strategy127 - 15/05/2020
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University Hospitals of Derby & Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Equipment re-use, Masks, PPEDecontamination and reprocessing pf disposable FFP3 masks - method usedGet Strategy128 - 20/05/2020
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University Hospitals of Derby and Burton
Hydroxyychloroquine, Atrial fibrillationThe impact of hydroxychloroquine use and impact on atrial fibrillation (AF)Get Strategy129 - 26/05/2020
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Brighton and Sussex library
Consultations, Masks, PPE, Effectiveness of face masks on both patient and health care worker during a consultationGet Strategy130 - 26/05/2020
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Brighton and Sussex library
Illicit Drugs, Substance-Related Disorders, Drug UsersCovid-19 and recreational drug use; supply of drugs in country and changes in accessing drug servicesGet Strategy131 - 26/05/2020
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University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
Aerosol generating proceduresCovid-19, PPE and aerosol-generating proceduresGet Strategy132 - 27/05/2020
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Lancashire Teaching Hospital
Testing, Test accuracy, Swab, nasopharyngealUse of Nasopharyngeal Swabs to test for COVID19Get Strategy133 - 25/05/2020
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LKS for NHS Ambulance Services in England
Cardiac, Heart, ImpactImpact of cardiac injury on COVID-19Get Strategy134 - 30/05/2020
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Barts Health NHS Trust
Mortality, SurgeryCOVID-related surgical mortalityGet Strategy135 - 27/05/2020
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Brighton and Sussex Library
Mental health, Post-traumatic stress, Post-COVID, Psychology, WellbeingBuilding a model of support for reducing trauma after COVID-19Get Strategy136 - 28/05/2020
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Brighton and Sussex LKS
Risk factors, Transmission, Virus survivalEffectiveness of mouthwash against SARS-COV-2Get Strategy137 - 05/06/2020
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Brighton and Sussex LKS
Early Warning Score, Risk ScoreEarly warning scores and COVID-19Get Strategy138 - 04/06/2020
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Hampshire Health Care
Digital inclusion, Digital inequality, Digital divideDigital inclusion in the time of COVID-19: An evidence summaryGet Strategy139 - 23/05/2020
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Public Health Bolton Council
Vaping, E-cigarettes, SmokingCOVID-19 and Vaping: An (Incredibly Brief) Evidence ReviewGet Strategy140 - 08/05/2020
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Kidney, Renal, NephrologyCOVID-19 infection and changes in the kidneysGet Strategy141 - 10/06/2020
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Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Bae Abertawe Library Services
Pregnancy, Healthcare staff, Wellbeing, Social distancing, Exercise, Occupational healthGuidance for staff who are pregnant and working from home – resources for health and wellbeingGet Strategy142 - 25/03/2020
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Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS
Health care delivery, Dentistry, Virtual clinicsVirtual clinics in health care delivery focusing on dentistry Get Strategy143 - 29/04/2020
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Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Mental Disorders, Post-pandemic, morbidityPost-epidemic and post-pandemic morbidity - mental disordersGet Strategy144 - 24/04/2020
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East Dorset Library & Knowledge Service
Mental health, PsychologyPsychological interventions for those affected by the COVID 19, SARS, MERS pandemicsGet Strategy145 - 08/06/2020
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South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Substance related disordersCOVID-19 and Alcohol Use: A Rapid Evidence SummaryGet Strategy146 - 15/05/2020
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Public Health Bolton Council
CVD, Public healthCardiovascular Disease and the Public Health Impact by COVID-19: An Evidence SummaryGet Strategy147 - 28/04/2020
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Public Health Bolton Council
Abuse, Violence, Adverse experience childrenCOVID-19 and Domestic Abuse & Adverse Childhood ExperiencesGet Strategy148 - 28/04/2020
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Public Health Bolton Council
Children, TransmissionTransmissibility of the coronavirus from children to adultsGet Strategy149 - 12/06/2020
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Oxford Health Library and Knowledge Service
Clinical training, SimulationIn-situ simulation being used to stress-test systems and to shape or change clinical guidanceGet Strategy150 - 15/06/2020
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Brighton and Sussex Library
Anaesthesia, PregnancyCOVID-19 obstetric anaesthesiaGet Strategy151 - 17/06/2020
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University Hospitals Leicester
Cranial NervesCovid 19 and cranial nervesGet Strategy152 - 19/06/2020
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Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Bae Abertawe Library Services
Children, Kawasaki disease, Paediatric inflammatory multisystem SyndromePIMS and COVIDGet Strategy153 - 02/07/2020
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University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust Libraries
Recovery, Oxygen, WeaningCovid19 patients – weaning of oxygen therapy in the communityGet Strategy154 - 01/07/2020
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Brighton and Sussex Library and Knowledge Service
Hand washing, Infectious, Social distancingCovid 19 and handwashing/social distancing for infection-controlGet Strategy155 - 01/07/2020
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Reay House Library and Knowledge Service
Children, Schools, EducationSchool pandemic measuresGet Strategy156 - 28/06/2020
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Barts Health NHS Trust
Prediction, PrognosisPredictive validity of lymphopenia in postoperative patients with suspected Covid-19 infectionGet Strategy157 - 08/06/2020
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University Hospitals Leicester
Music, TransmissionCovid-19 transimission risk by singers and wind or brass instrumentalistsGet Strategy158 - 09/07/2020
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North Bristol Library and Information Service
Palliative care, End of Life, TherapyCovid 19 and EOLC managementGet Strategy159 - 07/07/2020
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University Hospitals of Derby & Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Risk factors, TreatmentEvidence for harm in COVID-19 patients on treatment for underlying rheumatic inflammatory diseasesGet Strategy160 - 22/05/2020
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Brighton and Sussex Library
Birth, Maternity, PregnancyCovid 19 and Preterm DeliveryGet Strategy161 - 05/05/2020
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West Middlesex University Hospital
Neurological manifestationsNeurologic manifestations of covid 19Get Strategy162 - 28/04/2020
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West Middlesex University Hospital
Diagnosis, Care, ManagementCare/management /diagnostic tests/treatment for COVID-19 patients in outpatient settingGet Strategy163 - 10/05/2020
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Barts Health
Physiotherapy, Video consultationPhysiotherapy video consultations (COVID-19)Get Strategy164 - 28/05/2020
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The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Library and Knowledge Service.
Mental health, Service provisionImpact of COVID-19 on the delivery of and access to mental health care provisionGet Strategy165 - 02/06/2020
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Reay House Library and Knowledge Service.
Vitamin DIn people that take Vitamin D regularly and who get infected with COVID-19, is mortality and morbidity reduced compared to people who do not take Vitamin D regularlyGet Strategy166 - 15/06/2020
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Shrewsbury and Telford Health Libraries
Vitamin DVitamin D supplementation for staff and patients to prevent and treat COVID-19Get Strategy167 - 12/06/2020
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Shrewsbury and Telford Health Libraries
Aerosol generating procedures, MasksPersonal protective equipment use in COVID 19 and aerosol generating procedures.Get Strategy168 - 27/05/2020
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Barts Health NHS Trust
Birth, TransmissionCovid transmission at birthGet Strategy169 - 18/07/2020
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Brighton and Sussex Library
Physiotherapy, AirwayAirway clearance or chest physiotherapy for mechanically ventilated COVID-19 patients or patients on VV ECMOGet Strategy170 - 30/07/2020
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Barts Health NHS Trust
Masks, Transmission, Prevention, The evidence base around face coverings in preventing transmission of coronavirus and in protecting the wearer from transmissionGet Strategy171 - 22/07/2020
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NELFT NHS Foundation Trust
Nutrition, diet, food parcels, isolationThe impact of lockdown measures during covid-19 on diet and nutrition in the UK, particularly for people who are shielding or who need food parcels. Is there any information on the nutritional value of UK government emergency food parcels during the covid-19 pandemic?Get Strategy172 - 07/07/2020
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University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Autism, Learning disabilitiesLearning disabilities autism and covid 19Get Strategy173 - 05/08/2020
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Health Education England

Ready Made Search Strategies

Ready-made Search Strategy in PubMed

Also called a canned search or a search hedge, this is great for use in an advanced PubMed search.

“COVID-19″[All Fields] OR (“coronavirus”[MeSH Terms] OR “coronavirus”[All Fields]) OR “Corona virus”[All Fields] OR “2019-nCoV”[All Fields] OR “SARS-CoV”[All Fields] OR “MERS-CoV”[All Fields] OR “Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome”[All Fields] OR “Middle East Respiratory Syndrome”[All Fields]

Search Strategies shared by NICE

Strategies used by the NICE team. Medline and Embase via Ovid and Cochrane Library via Wiley.

NLM – MeSH COVID-19 concepts

Supplementary COVID-19 concepts which have been added to MeSH.

Ovid Expert Search Strategies

COVID-19 expert searches of Medline and/or Journals@Ovid for front-line clinicians and medical researchers.

Google Scholar for Published and Unpublished Literature on COVID-19

Live strategy and results

GIDIF-RBM – L’Associazione dei Documentalisti Biomedici Italiani

An Italian website containing search strategies on COVID-19 for PubMed, Embase.com, Scopus and Web of Science. [Last checked: 3/04/20]

PubMed strategy devised by Keith Nockels

covid OR covid19 OR covid2019 OR novel coronavirus OR ncov OR 2019-ncov OR novel betacov OR novel betacoronavirus

Hints and Tips
medRxiv 

A database of pre-prints.  One of John Higgins’ phd students has developed this tool
https://mcguinlu.shinyapps.io/medrxivr/ 

Contains an advanced search builder.  The Help page illustrate how to do proximity and wildcard searches.  Not as up to date as medRxiv but updated daily.

Other COVID-19 Search Initiatives

WHO COVID-19 Database

WHO is gathering the latest international multilingual scientific findings and knowledge on COVID-19. The majority of citations referenced are published journal articles. The global literature cited in the WHO COVID-19 database is updated daily (Monday through Friday) from searches of bibliographic databases, hand searching, and the addition of other expert-referred scientific articles. Particular emphasis is placed on identifying literature from around the world. Multiple search strategies that are under continual revision are used to obtain this global perspective. Available since January 26th, a more powerful search interface has just been launched on the 14th of April.

NIHR COVID-19 Response

NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) West Researchers are reviewing evidence and offering their relevant topic and methodological expertise to help inform decision-making.

Medical Library Association COVID-19 Literature Searches

A list of search strategies covering different aspects of COVID-19, which when clicked, run in PubMed. [Last checked: 3/04/20]

ALIA COVID-19 Live Literature Searches

A categorised set of search strategies from the Australian Library and Information Association. covering different aspects of COVID-19, which when clicked, run in PubMed. [Last checked: 3/04/20]

Canadian Libraries

COVID-19 Rapid Evidence Reviews – To minimize duplication of efforts and facilitate collaboration within public health across Canada, the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools has collected research questions for rapid evidence reviews currently in development.

NHS Scotland

Central repository of completed searches on COVID-19 conducted by NHS Scotland Library Services for health and care staff across the country.

Norwegian Institute of Public Health

Live map of COVID-19 evidence: We provide an overview of scientific publications on COVID-19 categorized and parsed into more specific subgroups, providing quick access to specific topic-relevant publications.

Ireland – National Service Executive Library

Summaries and search protocols from the Covid-19 Evidence Response team in Ireland.