NHS CHECK is a major study of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the short and long-term health and wellbeing of all staff working within 18 partner NHS Trusts. It will explore the various support programmes that staff may have taken in to see how helpful they were, and examine whether there is other support that could be valuable. This information is important to identify what has and has not worked for you.
What It Involves
You will be given a link to a very brief (5-10 minutes) online survey.
The survey collects information including your contact details, occupation, age, what support is available to you, your general health and experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic. You will also have the option to fill in a longer survey (an additional 20-30 minutes) if you would like. This includes some more details about your work, and your direct and indirect experience of the COVID-19 pandemic, and your wellbeing.
Both the very brief survey and the longer survey (we call these ‘baseline’ surveys) will be followed a few months later by more surveys, probably at 6, 12 and 18 months, although these timings are flexible depending on how long the pandemic lasts.
These follow up surveys are very important as they will help us better understand any medium or longer term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health and wellbeing of NHS staff. This information is essential to ensuring that the right support services are in place, not just in the short term.
Hearing All Voices
Findings from this research will be shared with you via the participating NHS Trust, who will use communications channels including websites and staff newsletters. NHS CHECK may also send you short summaries of the results via email. Research findings will also be shared with other NHS Trusts nationally via networks and professional bodies. In addition NHS CHECK will publish their findings in academic journals, and present them at conferences and meetings with those involved in staff health and wellbeing for the NHS. NHS CHECK will be working with members of the public and staff across the NHS sites to ensure the findings reach everyone involved.