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The West Midlands Research Response to COVID19


Our Response To the COVID19 Pandemic 

Working with partners across the health and care system, NIHR is leading, enabling and delivering world-class COVID-19 research, a key element of the Government’s overall response to the pandemic. Find out more on the NIHR website.

On behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care, the NIHR is funding and helping to deliver a range of rapid response research to better understand and tackle COVID-19, including research into vaccines, treatments and diagnostic tests, and real-time collection of samples and data from people undergoing treatment in hospitals. We are doing this in close cooperation with Public Health England, UK Research & Innovation, the Health Research Authority and others. The Clinical Research Network is helping to set up and run these studies in every region of England.

Read our latest COVID-19 Blogs, Case Studies and Patient Stories below:

Reaping The Rewards of Research - Kirsty's Story

Delivering Moonshot - Pam's Story

Why I'm Helping Find a Vaccine for Covid-19 - Claire's Story

Taking Part In Dementia Research During a Pandemic - Phil & Audrey's Story

Lifting the Cloak of Invisibility - Heather's Story

Supporting Families During COVID-19 - Mary-Anne's Story

Why I'm Taking Part in a COVID-19 Vaccine Study - Josh's Story

Antibody Angels - Jane's Story

Donating a Record Amount of Plasma - Steve's Story

COVID-19 - Working Together for RECOVERY

No Going Back - How a Mental Health & Community Trust has Supported the COVID-19 Research Effort

Giving Something Back - Kerry's Story

Care Home Nursing During Covid-19 - Clare's Story

Why Clinical Research Is More Important Now than Ever - Dr Chris Green

Our Experience as COVID-19 Medical Student Volunteers

Redeployment During a Pandemic - Fawn's Story