Rapid review of COVID-19 impacts report released

We are pleased to share the latest report from the Cheshire & Merseyside Intelligence Network, which looks at the impact of COVID-19, commissioned by the Champs Public Health Collaborative and compiled by the Public Health Institute at Liverpool John Moores University.

The rapid review considers the evidence and what it reveals about the direct and indirect impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as its onward impacts on health and wellbeing. It aims to assist with the development of priorities and mitigating actions to support an equitable recovery.

The report was carried out at pace and summarises evidence collated up to the middle of June 2020.  The evidence reviewed supports expectations that the impacts of COVID-19 have not been felt equally. In particular, the measures taken to control the spread of coronavirus have had their own important consequences for people’s ability to lead healthy lives. The report examines the impacts of these measures through their influence on the wider determinants of health.

The information presented in this rapid evidence review is a well timed opportunity for the system to take stock and highlights areas where there is potential to tackle health inequalities moving forwards.

Rapid review of direct and indirect impacts of COVID-19