HSC Workforce Wellbeing and Coping Study during COVID-19 Pandemic

Paula Mc Fadden, Patricia Gillen, J. Mallett, John Moriarty, Heike Schroder, Denise Currie, Jermaine Ravalier, Jill Manthorpe, Daniel Mc Fadden, Patricia Nicholl, Jana Ross

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This collaborative research project is led by Ulster University and supported by researchers from Queen's University Belfast, Bath Spa University and King's College London. It focuses on mental wellbeing, quality of working life, burnout and coping strategies in nurses, midwives, allied health professionals, social care workers and social workers from across the UK, with the aim to provide evidence-based recommendations for supporting the workforce not just during Covid-19, but also during business as usual times. The research commenced with funding from the Northern Ireland Social Care Council, the Southern Health and Social Care Trust, and the NIHR Policy Research Programme grant to the NIHR PRU in Health and Social Care Workforce (King's College London), which was used to collect data from the health and social care workers in UK using an online survey during the first wave of the ​Covid-19 pandemic (May - July 2020). Further funding was then secured from the Public Health Agency HSC R&D Division to extend the research study until October 2021. The first and second reports and executive summaries are available via the weblink inserted below.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 22 Mar 2020


  • health and social care
  • workforce
  • wellbeing
  • coping
  • Covid-19


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