NIHR-BHF Covid-19 Flagship Project underpins study to understand the link between COVID-19 vaccines and rare blood clots
Cathie Sudlow is Director of the BHF Data Science Centre and leads one of the NIHR-BHF COVID-19 Cardiovascular Disease UK Flagship Projects. In an interview with UK Research and Innovation, she talks about how the CVD-COVID-UK Flagship Project is helping to rapidly respond to the emergence of rare side effects to COVID vaccines. Read the interview here.
Framework for COVID-19 research
Working with the British Heart Foundation and the BHF Clinical Research Collaborative, we set up an initiative to identify and prioritise large scale research projects focusing on COVID-19 and Cardiovascular Disease. For information and links to the projects, see Framework for COVID-19 research on the British Heart Foundation website.
Cardiovascular Working Group of the Post-hospitalisation COVID-19 study (PHOSP-COVID)
Professor Gerry McCann (University of Leicester) chairs the Cardiovascular Working Group of the PHOSP-COVID Consortium, on behalf of the NIHR-BHF Cardiovascular Partnership. The group works to i) align studies focused on COVID-19 and Cardiovascular Diseases, ii) identify research priority questions iii) assess and advice on PHOSP data and sample requests for cardiovascular research. Study website www.phosp.org
WATCH: How research from the PHOSP Consortium and the NIHR-BHF Cardiovascular Partnership will help better understand COVID-19 susceptibility, risk factors and sequelae
The video below is from the Parliament Science and Technology committee session of 15 September 2020. Speakers include Sonya Babu-Narayan (BHF Associate Medical Director), Kamlesh Khunti (Prof. at the University of Leicester and member of the PHOSP Cardiovascular Working Group that the Partnership leads) and Prof. Chris Brightling (Chief Investigator of the PHOSP Consortium)
Heart Matters – Prof Maya Buch
Prof Maya Buch writes about the links between cardiovascular disease and rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. Article published in Arthritis Digest 2021 Issue 1.