In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the UK government has initiated six National Core Studies to conduct research into COVID-19.
EPIC-Norfolk has been invited to take part in one of these studies — the UK Longitudinal Linkage Collaboration (UK LLC).
The UK LLC will bring together information from longitudinal study volunteers with their routine records in a secure way. This will help researchers work towards improving health and wellbeing throughout and beyond COVID-19.
Access to the health records of participants in the EPIC-Norfolk research will help researchers track which participants have had COVID-19, if and when participants had a vaccination, and any other relevant health related information. The research will also consider the wider impacts of COVID-19, particularly lockdown and the disruption of the normal functioning of the economy and government services, on health and wellbeing.
Visit the UK LLC page to find out more.