COVID-19 Resources: Latest literature, evidence and clinical guidance


The Centre for Evidence Based Medicine. COVID-19 evidence synthesis



WHO Database of publications on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) (updated daily)

You can search the WHO database of publications on coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Articles are searchable by author, key word (title, author, journal), journal, or by general topic. To see the most recently added citations, select “Newest updates”. The database is updated daily, Monday through Friday.



LitCovid is a curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel Coronavirus. It is the most comprehensive resource on the subject, providing a central access to 5644 (and growing) relevant articles in PubMed. The articles are updated daily and are further categorized by different research topics and geographic locations for improved access.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Selected literature (updated weekly)




Covid-19 on UpToDate



BMJ Best Practice COVID-19 Guidance and Resources



Covid-19 on Dynamed



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 
Information for health professionals: Clinical guidance


TRIP database updates on COVID-19


Proquest COVID19 Research Database



NICE Guidelines and Evidence Summaries


Australian National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce



Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care



SSHSPH COVID-19 Science Report

*Swee Hock School of Public Health has been collating the emerging evidence base and producing a series of  COVID-19 Science Reports on the following topics: Clinical characteristics; Diagnostics; Therapeutics; Vaccines; Containment measures; Social distancing and lockdowns.  The evidence in each theme report is updated weekly. Updated  weekly.



Cochrane COVID-19 Rapid Reviews

Many rapid review questions have been submitted to Cochrane by various stakeholders which have undergone very early prioritisation to allow work to begin immediately on the most urgent reviews. The page will be updated as new questions are submitted and as question refinement and prioritisation progress over the coming days and weeks.



Coronavirus (COVID-19): evidence relevant to critical care



Coronavirus (COVID-19): infection control and prevention measures



EvidenceAid Coronavirus (COVID-19): Evidence Collection



Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Clinical guidelines and resources


COVID-19 information for community based midwives [NZ]



Advisory Board resources for coronavirus readiness



ECRI Covid-19 Resource Centre



COVID-19 Live Literature searches on PubMed (via Australasian Library and Information  Association)




COVID-19: Āwhina app


Āwhina puts tailored COVID-19 information in the hands of health workers.

Use Āwhina to stay up to date on the latest COVID-19 information and receive notifications when content is added or updated. 

Āwhina lets you quickly filter content so you can find what is most relevant to you. You can also save content in the app to give you quick access to it again later.

The information in Āwhina is from the Ministry of Health and other trusted sources.

see also
The National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) [Canada]
Equity-informed responses to COVID-19
National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health (NCCEH) [Canada]
Environmental health resources for the COVID-19 pandemic
COVID19 - Quality Improvement resources (compiled by HSE Ireland)

Links to QI Leaders

  •  The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) has cultivated a list of helpful resources in the context of COVID-19
  •  Health & Social Care Quality Improvement Northern Ireland (HSCQI) have been active in helping reconfigure services, designing new services, and supporting teams to work differently to address the challenges of COVID-19. A range of tools used by teams in Trusts and Primary Care to capture learning from COVID-19 are available here.
  •  The Health Foundation has a mission to improve health and health care, and are supporting individuals and organisations across the health and social care system to deal with current challenges. Ireland is one of five country partners with the Health Foundation, supporting the Q Community. They build the evidence needed to understand longer-term implications on peoples health, and have developed a series of blogs, long reads, chart series, press releases, consultation responses, and programmes and funding.
  •  The East London NHS Foundation Trust Quality Improvement have developed a number of COVID-19 Resources, including Improvement tools and COVID-19 stories, among other resources.
  •  Healthcare Improvement Scotland iHub is flexing its resources to directly support the health and social care system to develop and implement changes to services in response to COVID-19. iHub are gathering and sharing examples of emerging practice during COVID-19 through two new, national learning systems.
  •  The International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua) has created a Coronavirus Resource Centre. This resource brings together COVID-19 content (including webinars, recordings, articles & links to further resource centres) from across the globe as it is made available.
  •   The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) developed a series of 8 free videos with QI tools for maintaining quality and safety during a pandemic. Presented by QI experts who work closely with RCPI, these videos offer practical tools to maintain quality and safety during the Covid-19 pandemic. They and are designed to help anyone working in healthcare, and particularly those working at service level.
  •   HSE Library Services has published a national easily-accessible repository of clinical guidance to equip the clinical community in Ireland with the requisite information whilst working within the current COVID-19 environment at: COVID-19 HSE Clinical Guidance and Evidence 


QI Tools


Articles on QI and COVID -19