Planning our rapid COVID-19 response

We're supporting the NHS in its response to managing the COVID-19 pandemic by producing rapid guidelines and rapid evidence summaries. Topics are referred to us from NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE/I).

Topics we're currently looking at

Planned rapid guidelines

  • Renal transplantation.

Planned rapid evidence summaries

  • Remdesivir.

Prioritising topics

Priority is given to topics that affect people identified as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 on medical grounds. Specific clinical scenarios common to the management of all patients with COVID-19 are also prioritised.

Topics for rapid evidence summaries are based on medicines and technologies with a place in the diagnosis or management of COVID-19 infection or its symptoms. They will be used to inform NHSE/I commissioning policies.