The COVID-19 Work Ability and Wellbeing NHS Oncology Workforce Study COVID19-NOW

This UK-wide survey is a unique opportunity to explore the impact of COVID-19 in the UK oncology workforce.

This research project is open to all NHS employees working within oncology hospital departments (eg doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, management and administrative staff).

The project aims to

  • Understand the experiences of NHS oncology staff
  • understand what factors might influence wellbeing, burnout and coping
  • understand what changes and support should be offered to help support the oncology workforce during COVID-19 and beyond

We will also have two further surveys over the next 12 months year to track experiences and the longer term impact of COVID-19 in the NHS oncology workforce. We are also carrying out interviews, which you can volunteer for at the end of the survey.

The study (HRA approved) is funded by the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity (donation from Lady Garden Foundation) and supported by the Association of Cancer Physicians and British Oncology Pharmacy Association.

Who is carrying out the Research?

The study is led by The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust (Chief Investigator Dr Susana Banerjee) and is supported by The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. This is in collaboration with researchers at Lancaster University. The study has been endorsed by The Royal College of Physicians (ACP) and British Oncology Pharmacy Association (BOPA).

More information:

If you require further information please email: COVIDNOW@rmh.nhs.uk