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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The rapidly evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation has significantly impacted the research and innovation community. As a new virus with no specific vaccines or treatments; advancing knowledge about the virus and researching new ways to understand and treat is critical.  

The Chief Scientist Office (CSO) of Scottish Government, NHS Research Scotland (NRS) and Health Board R&D Offices are working closely, and in collaboration with equivalents across the UK nations to identify studies which should be given highest priority. This recognises the extraordinary pressures currently faced by the health and care system and is designed to prevent duplication of effort and ensure that the resources and capacity of the health system are not exceeded.

For additional support contact communications@nrs.org.uk or follow @NHSResearchScot for regular updates and announcements. 

Media enquiries specific to research can be directed to Fiona Fleming, Communications Manager: 

General Coronavirus (COVID-19) enquiries should be directed to Scottish Government on 0131 244 0222.

NHS 24 is the primary source of public health information in Scotland - www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus.