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COVID-19

We are bringing together academic, NHS, and industry to support the COVID-19 response.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic we are harnessing academic, clinical and industry expertise across our AHSN, AHSC, and our wider designations.

Currently our focus includes:

COVID Oximetry @home and COVID Virtual Wards

We are supporting health and care systems across our region with the rapid roll out of two models of enhanced remote monitoring for COVID-19 patients – COVID Oximetry @home and COVID Virtual Wards.

UCLPartners Proactive Care Frameworks – restoring care in CVD and respiratory conditions

We have developed a series of proactive care frameworks to help restore long-term condition care in cardiovascular (including diabetes) and respiratory conditions. These help primary care to prioritise patients at high risk and to optimise management. The frameworks include stratification tools, pathways and embedded technology to support remote care and self care, together with workforce training and other resources.

UNI-LINK Programme – linking students with mental health needs to effective treatment

The UCL COVID-19 Social Study showed that the pandemic hit the 18-25 demographic hardest during the first lockdown in terms of their wellbeing. Unlike previously, during this lockdown students have been explicitly told to stay away from campus, but even if they are at university, they are without the social support of other students. We are supporting universities to e-triage and facilitate self-referrals to appropriate IAPT services. Working with Student Support and Wellbeing staff, we are creating a protocol for connecting students with appropriate mental health support, faster, and with far less NHS resources required both in primary and acute care.