Already our research is starting to have impact.
It has been included in government reports and shared widely with other researchers working in healthcare
NHS England has announced it will expand mental health support for NHS staff. NHS CHECK provided evidence to NHS England of our early findings from the NHS CHECK baseline survey, that ~59% of participating healthcare workers report symptoms of common mental disorders, so we’re delighted to hear that additional support is being put in place.
Interventions to support the resilience and mental health of frontline health and social care professionals during and after a disease outbreak, epidemic or pandemic: a mixed methods systematic review
Mixed signals about the mental health of the NHS workforce
At the Trusts
Thanks to data collected through the survey, it was understood that some Trusts didn’t have enough access to PPE
Ours was a large voice in the £15 million that has been put to the government as funding to support the NHS workers
NHS CHECK was one of the first surveys to look into moral injury, and therefore put it on the agenda
Professor Matthew Hotopf CBE, Director NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre, Vice Dean of Research at the Institute of Psychiatry Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London, gave evidence to the Science and Technology Committee’s ‘The science of COVID-19’ inquiry in the House of Lords.
New study finds prevalent and harmful harassment and discrimination within NHS healthcare workforce:
TIDES findings are being reported directly to policy makers and used to create new and innovative training and intervention resources for NHS staff across the country.
We know that some NHS staff will unfortunately develop mental health difficulties as a result of their important work; however, others will no doubt thrive on the challenge and may experience post-traumatic growth. NHS Check is a really important way to properly understand the impact on staff and identify which of the many supportive measures that were put in place may have been helpful.