COVID-19: How prepared are front line healthcare workers in England?

Abstract

National efforts are underway to prepare the UK National Health Service (NHS) for the COVID-19 pandemic; however, the efficacy of these interventions is unknown. In view of this, a cross-sectional survey of front-line healthcare workers (HCWs) at two large acute NHS hospital trusts in England was undertaken to assess their confidence and perceived level of preparedness for the virus. The survey found that there has been moderate success in readying HCWs to manage COVID-19, but that more still needs to be done, particularly in relation to educating HCWs about laboratory diagnostics.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2020.04.031
Divisions: College of Health & Life Sciences
College of Health & Life Sciences > School of Biosciences > Cell & Tissue Biomedical Research
Additional Information: © 2020, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19,Healthcare workers,Preparedness,SARS-CoV-2,Microbiology (medical),Infectious Diseases
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2020-06-01
Published Online Date: 2020-04-24
Accepted Date: 2020-04-21
Authors: Prescott, Katie
Baxter, Elaine
Lynch, Christopher
Jassal, Simran
Bashir, Amreen (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-0428-0922)
Gray, James

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