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UK Biobank announces COVID-19 initiative

UK Biobank have announced that results of COVID-19 tests for UK Biobank participants, including confirmed cases, are being provided through Public Health England, and will shortly be available for research: https://www.ukbiobank.ac.uk/2020/04/covid

Other data will follow:

  • GP (primary care) data on a monthly basis for COVID-19 related research. It will be provided via GP system suppliers EMIS Health and TPP which cover about 95% of GP practices in England. Similar updates from Wales and Scotland are expected;
  • Hospital episodes (HES) data and death data on a monthly basis;
  • Intensive care (ICNARC) data.

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