COVID-19

The COVID-19 topic is exploring the local impact of the COVID-19 pandemic with a particular focus on children, families and inequalities. Researchers are working together with staff from public sector organisations such as the local authority and NHS, with communities and drawing on our connected data systems to explore the impacts of the pandemic. These findings are used to inform and support local responses to the pandemic.

COVID-19 projects include:

Bradford District COVID-19 Scientific Advisory Group (C-SAG)

Bradford Institute for Health Research is channeling its research expertise and infrastructure to support the local response to and recovery from COVID-19. In partnership with the NHS and Local Authority we are leading a COVID-19 Scientific Advisory Group (C-SAG), providing expert input and advice to the local response and of relevance at regional, national and international levels. There is a strong focus on inequalities throughout our research.

If you have any questions about this project please reach out to:

Chris Cartwright, project lead - Chris.Cartwright@bthft.nhs.uk

C-SAG - BiB Growing Up and BiBBS COVID-19 Study

Funded by the Health Foundation the COVID-19 Research Study works in close collaboration with the Bradford Covid-19 Scientific Advisory Group (C-SAG) to identify the impact COVID-19 has on health inequalities amongst families living in Bradford. An adaptive longitudinal mixed methods approach is used with participants recruited from the Born in Bradford cohorts Growing Up and Better Start (BiBBS). The findings of the study are used to lay the foundations to build back better post- pandemic and support the development of a better future for the district.

If you have any questions about this project please reach out to:

Josie Dickerson, project lead - Josie.Dickerson@bthft.nhs.uk

C-SAG - Pregnancy and postpartum longitudinal study

A mixed- methods UKRI funded study to understand the impact of COVID-19 on pregnant women and new parents. We will recruit women primarily through quantitative telephone/online longitudinal survey over 3 time points during pregnancy and postpartum. Parallel exploratory qualitative studies will provide deeper, complimentary understanding. Routine primary care, maternity, health visiting, social care and education data will provide timely information on where action is needed.

If you have any questions about this project please reach out to:

Josie Dickerson, project lead - Josie.Dickerson@bthft.nhs.uk

Webinar series: bringing together health professionals and school leaders

The webinar series has served as a reliable and accessible source of information for schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. The themes have ranged around social media, COVID-19 scientific advice for schools, mental health, and general wellbeing of young people and school staff. A School Staff Welfare Support Service has been developed as a consequence of needs identified during the webinars.

Visit the Centre for Applied Education Research (CAER) Youtube channel and CAER website for more information.

If you have any questions about this project please reach out to:

Mark Mon-Williams, project lead - M.Mon-Williams@leeds.ac.uk

For more information about the topic reach out to:

Chris Cartwright, Topic lead- Chris.Cartwright@bthft.nhs.uk