The state of medical practice
Data relates to the early stages of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including the first peak in April 2020.
Doctors' experiences of the pandemic are diverse.
Asked about ten areas of their day-to-day work during the pandemic, 89% of doctors experienced at least one area with a positive impact. 69% of doctors experienced at least one area with a negative impact.
Three quarters (75%) of doctors felt overall satisfied in their day-to-day work.
A third (32%) of doctors felt the pandemic had a negative impact on their mental health and wellbeing.
A quarter (26%) of doctors felt a situation had arisen where patient safety or care was compromised.
Two fifths (43%) of doctors felt a situation had arisen where their own or a colleague's safety was at risk.
We need to understand how we can work together to sustain positive changes, such as:
62 of doctors reported positive changes in teamwork between doctors – 70% of these doctors thought it could be sustained.