COVID-19 Evidence Review Group for Medicines
The COVID-19 Evidence Review Group for Medicines was established to support the HSE in managing the significant amount of information on treatments for COVID-19. This COVID-19 Evidence Review Group is comprised of evidence synthesis practitioners from across the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics (NCPE), Medicines Management Programme (MMP) and the National Medicines Information Centre (NMIC). The group respond to queries raised via the Office of the Chief Clinical Officer, National Clinical Programmes and the Department of Health and respond in a timely way with the evidence review supporting the query.
In order to provide timely information to decision makers a rapid evidence review is the chosen methodology. The Evidence Review Group uses a systematic search strategy that searches for both peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed publications. The Rapid Evidence Reviews are updated frequently (1-2 weeks) depending on the topic of the review.
Further information and copies of the Rapid Evidence Reviews can be found here.