Liverpool’s response to COVID-19: First stop COVID Webinar, Friday 29 May, 2020

Members of Liverpool Health Partners (LHP) know that research is vital to combat COVID19: to better understand, prevent, treat and manage the infection and provide an evidence base for how systems and populations will recover.

On Friday 29 May, LHP presented a webinar in partnership with Academic and NHS colleagues, to provide an update on work at pace and scale across the system, to align research strategy and performance.

The webinar included reference to STrategic One Liverpool Partnership for COVID (STOP COVID), which is supported by UoL/ LSTM Centre of Excellence in Infectious Diseases Research (CEIDR), Clinical Research Network North West Coast and the NIHR Health Protection Unit. Those participating in the webinar heard how LHP members have invested over £1.1M into COVID19 research, recruited over 2,000 patients to associated studies and driven downtime to set up research to under a week. It was also reported that the STOP COVID initiative has enabled volunteers to support COVID19 research, developed a research platform to support projects specifically aimed at our healthcare staff and has supported new research ideas being developed across the partnership.

You can view the slides from the webinar here: 29 May Slides – STOP COVID Webinar.

For further information about the STOP COVID initiative please see:

Liverpool STOP COVID

When is our next STOP COVID webinar?

The second STOP COVID webinar will take place on 26 June 2020 1300-1400.

We will hear from colleagues involved in the research response to COVID19 in Liverpool including cancer, mental health and vaccine efforts. Please see the full agenda below.

STOP COVID webinar agenda

The PHOENIX Project

Vivien Hope
Professor of Public Health
Liverpool John Moores University

Establishing a coordinated approach to cancer/COVID research in Liverpool

Andy Pettitt
LHP Programme Director for Cancer and Director for LCRI

Ronald Finn
Professor of Experimental Medicine and Honorary Consultant Haematologist, Clatterbridge Cancer Centre

Nagesh Kalakonda
Professor and Honorary Consultant in Haematology, Clatterbridge Centre for Cancer

LSTM Collaboration on the COVID19 vaccine trial

Andrea Collins
Senior Clinical Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Honorary Consultant, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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