As part of the national response to COVID-19 Sheffield Children’s is supporting important research being led locally and nationally to understand more about the infection and its impact.

Eight clinical research studies into COVID-19 are now underway at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, as researchers join the international effort to understand and manage the virus.

Sheffield Children’s already has an extensive research programme through its Clinical Research Facility and is currently focusing its efforts towards the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Urgent Public Health COVID-19 studies.

By delivering these vital national studies, the Trust is helping to build understanding about the infection and its impact.

The Research team in the Research and Innovation Department at Sheffield Children’s have done fantastic work in organising research into COVID-19 efficiently and effectively as NHS Trusts are being asked to prioritise research studies that have been badged as urgent public health studies.

Here are some examples of the projects being undertaken:

  • Coronavirus Infection in Primary or Secondary Immunosuppressed Children
  • WHO Clinical Characterisation Protocol for Severe Emerging Infection
  • Randomised Evaluation of COVID-19 Therapy: the RECOVERY trial
  • Psychological impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and experience: An international survey

The Children’s Hospital Charity has launched an emergency COVID-19 appeal to help support Sheffield Children’s, its staff, and the amazing children being cared for through this time and beyond.

By donating what you can, or by fundraising at home, you can support those who need help at this most critical time as well as those who will still need help once this crisis is all over.

For more information on how you can support the hospital please visit