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COVID-19 information resources for the OUH: Home

We're supporting the OUH trust and the University of Oxford to respond quickly to the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. We've brought together information that may help you.

Purpose of this guide

This guide is intended for students and researchers at the University of Oxford and staff in Oxford University Hospitals Trust seeking up to date information on COVID-19.

Use this guide to find out about COVID-19

Coronavirus Knowledge Resource Centre

Please note that these pages are still in development. The situation regarding what is known about COVID-19 is fast moving and whilst every effort will be made to check the currency of the links, it is advised to check websites directly in case of any updates. If you have any queries about this site, please contact Bodleian Health Care Libraries by email:

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Information for staff is available on the OUH intranet. Please visit


Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network

Access to GIDEON (Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network) has been enabled for all NHS Athens accounts nationally until end of April. You will need your NHS OpenAthens username and password (see below for details of how to set this up)

In the context of the spread of COVID19, this resource provides a tracker to identify areas and countries with cases and the number of cases, epidemiological reports, and clinical information.

Click here to access. (Please note that the link to GIDEON is in the menu bar at the top, not in the list of Ovid products)

There is also a tutorial available

Oxford COVID-19 Evidence Service

Q&A site provided by the Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine on clinical questions related to COVID-19. It is mainly aimed at primary care but some of the questions may be relevant to all health settings.

As of 27 April 2020 - answers are currently available to the following questions

Evidence search service

BHCL staff can request a literature search on any topics related to COVID-19. Please note that as this is an emerging field there might be limited evidence in some areas. 

To help us prioritise requests:

  • For urgent searches, please email us and mark your search as urgent in the subject line
  • For non-urgent searches, please email us

Dept of Health and Social Care: News

Outreach Librarians

Owen Coxall, Outreach and Enquiry Services Manager
(+44 (0)1865 740363)
Emergency Department, Infection Control, Radiology, Health Management, Laboratory Medicine and Clinical Sciences, Geratology.

Karine Barker (+44 (0)1865 272802): Biochemistry, Pathology, Pharmacology, Preclinical Medicine, Psychology & DPAG (Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics).

Eli Harriss (+44 (0)1865 289383):
OCDEM, Renal, Urology, Dermatology, Palliative Medicine, University departments on Old Road Campus.

Liz Callow (+44 (0)1865 740471):
Acute and General Medicine, Allied Health Therapies, Paediatrics, Pharmacy, Women's Services.

Tatjana Petrinic (+44 (0)1865 740470):
Anaesthetics and Theatres, Cardiac Services, Critical Care, Intensive Care, Surgery.

Nia Roberts (+44 (0)1865 289409):
Cancer, Gastroenterology, Medical Research, Primary Care, Public Health, University departments on Old Road Campus.

Carolyn Smith (+44 (0)1295 229316):
All staff in departments based at the Horton Hospital.

Neal Thurley (+44 (0)1865 222920):
Anaesthetics, ENT, Neurosciences, Ophthalmology, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Plastics, Trauma.

NHS OpenAthens

In order to get access to reports, articles and research which are paid for by the NHS and the library, you will need an NHS OpenAthens username and password. Sign up for one on the NHS OpenAthens site. You can reset your password here but if you haven't used OpenAthens for a long time, your account may have expired and been deleted. In that situation, please just set up a new account. Please ask us for any help by emailing