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The work of the HPRU on COVID-19
7 August, 2020
Our HPRU is unique in that nearly all of our research can be repurposed at short notice to focus on a suddenly occurring major incident, and many of our staff have an emergency response role as part of their job descriptions. This allows us to react quickly to a crisis. During the first six months of the COVID-19 outbreak, we completed many rapid reviews and studies; assisted HM Government, the Department of Health and Social Care, Public Health England and NHS England in implementing the findings; and initiated several major new pieces of work.
We are now delighted to publish this interim report on our COVID-19 work up the end of July. This gives a flavour of the 20+ projects we have underway, and the 30+ papers we have produced from the work. The pandemic is far from over, and our teams will keep up their work. But we are proud of what they have acheived so far.