We are also working on other key areas of interest such as impacts on inequalities and marginalised groups, which will be added to the alert once completed.
Please note that this email alert excludes section summaries due to the breadth and volume of evidence covered in the alert.
Analytical Collaboration for COVID-19
As previously described the collaboration are supporting ad hoc immediate questions raised by national bodies but are also using their expertise to focus on questions that the NHS may lack the immediate resources to look at, which may be more medium-term, cut across sectors, or benefit from independent analysis.
As part of the Analytical Collaboration on COVID-19 – and working with the NHSE/I Midlands region - the Strategy Unit has produced a model to support local systems working through the dynamics of elective recovery. The brief was to build a usable model that could be adopted and adapted locally, and that allowed the running of multiple scenarios to help inform local planning. We used a System Dynamics modelling approach to deliver this. The model was developed and tested with the NHSE/I Midlands region. The model is freely available for non-commercial use. Instructions on accessing the model and working with it are available here, alongside explanatory videos and supporting/related analyses on changes in activity patterns during COVID-19.