Kathryn Bamforth, Clinical Research Team Leader, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
Awarded in 2019, part time, funded by Torbay Medical Research Fund.
'The WELLBEING Study: Exploring the psychological wellbeing of healthcare professionals'. Global concern over the psychological wellbeing of healthcare professionals has escalated following the COVID-19 pandemic. The wellbeing of healthcare professionals is largely described through its absence rather than its presence, with a focus on stress or burnout. Current interventions appear to have a limited effect. This suggests an ongoing gap in our knowledge on what psychological wellbeing at work means to healthcare professionals and what this in turn means for patients’ experiences of their care. The WELLBEING Study uses experience-based co-design to explore patient and healthcare professionals’ perceptions of staff psychological wellbeing at work and develop possible models to support wellbeing.