The negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on UK haematology registrars’ wellbeing and training. Results of a UK nationwide survey

Mohammed Altohami, Alexander Langridge, Enas Shareef, Pip Nicolson

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Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has disturbed medical training. Haematology registrars were surveyed using SurveyMonkey. Eighty-nine out of 269 (24.9%) responded. Reported stressors included concerns about transmitting the infection, disruption of leave, inferior patient outcomes, survivors’ guilt and interruption of career progression. Only 31.2% felt ready to progress to the next training stage. Reported causes of lack of training were disruption of clinics and training days and utilisation of telephone consultations. Several stressors negatively impacted haematology registrars’ well-being, training and progression. More emphasis on psychological support, outpatient clinic work and e-learning is needed.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
JournalEJHaem
Early online date26 Aug 2021
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 26 Aug 2021

Keywords

  • COVID 19
  • haematology training
  • postgraduate medical education

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