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RWT Library & Knowledge Services: COVID-19

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COVID-19 resources



To support research into the COVID-19 pandemic a number of resources have been made freely available to NHS staff. The Library Service has published a number of alerts and newsletters to ensure staff are up-to-date with the latest developments. This page has links to a number of specialist websites that are updated on a daily basis.

If you urgently require information and a literature search please e-mail the Library & Knowledge Service

Click here to access the LibGuides clinical specialty section that includes information on COVID-19. The Specialty guides include access to many resources, including the latest specialist research.

Although many of the resources containing Covid-19 information have been made freely available there are some resources that require an Open Athens account. If you do not have an Open Athens account you can self register at

Cesarean Section or Vaginal Delivery to Prevent Possible Vertical Transmission From a Pregnant Mother Confirmed With COVID-19 to a Neonate: A Systematic Review.

COVID-19 rapid guideline: managing the long-term effects of COVID-19

COVID-19 rapid guideline: managing COVID-19

RWT Library and Knowledge Service COVID-19 Newsletters

Request an article/document via our document supply system

General Resources

This is a list of resources that are available for supporting COVID investigation and treatment. Please use your judgement as to the accuracy of the content in a dynamic field.

Covid-19 Vaccine Information

Reports of 'Breakthrough' COVID Cases After Vaccine

A small number of people have tested positive for COVID-19 more than two weeks after being fully vaccinated, which is also known as a "breakthrough" case.


Update on one-dose Vaccine Efficacy


The effectiveness of the first dose of BNT162 b 2 vaccine in reducing SARS-CoV-2 infection 13-24 days after immunization: real-world evidence. medRxiv.


Evaluation of COVID-19 vaccination strategies with a delayed second dose. medRxiv.


Impact of age, gender, ethnicity and prior disease status on immunogenicity following administration of a single dose of the BNT162b2 mRNA Covid-19 Vaccine: real-world evidence from Israeli healthcare workers, December-January 2020. medRxix.


Robust spike antibody responses and increased reactogenicity in seropositive individuals after a single dose of SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccine. medRxiv.


Single Dose Vaccination in Healthcare Workers Previously Infected with SARS-CoV-2. medRxiv.          


A Third Dose of the Pfizer/BioNtech Covid-19 Vaccine Appears to “Strongly” Boost Protection Against the Delta Variant
PracticeUpdate Editorial Team; 2021 Jul 28


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Help topics

Advice on Staff Welfare


Advice for Sustaining Staff Wellbeing in Critical Care During and Beyond COVID-19

Information from the Intensive Care Society advice on how to support each other.

COVID-19 - Mental health and wellbeing for healthcare professionals

Excellent information from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges on maintaining your mental health and wellbeing.

Fifteen-minute consultation: problems in the healthy paediatrician—managing the effects of shift work on your health

Two great articles on how to sleep in the time of COVID-19 by Mike Farquhar the NHS sleep guru.

NHS staff support

Details of free wellbeing apps and the staff support line.


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