The LHP system acted rapidly and at scale to streamline processes across the COVID-19 research pipeline. To achieve this a temporary command and collaboration structure has been established to deliver a rapid research response for the people of Liverpool and to contribute to the worldwide effort in defeating the disease.
This rapid response has been established as the STrategic One Liverpool Partnership for COVID (Liverpool STOP COVID)
Building on the existing infrastructure of LHP SPARK, the response structure will align with and augment existing national and regional COVID command structures and Trust level controls.
STOP COVID has been charged by the CEOs of LHP members to strategically assess, approve and direct COVID-19 research. As a system we will deliver high quality research that will most benefit the needs of our residents and healthcare system, with all Partners aiming to excel in Nationally and locally led COVID-19 research.