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Francesca Dakin

Award title:  NIHR SPCR DPhil Studentship 

Project Title:  The Long Recovery: learning from the experiences of primary care workers during the pandemic to improve wellbeing and working conditions 

Brief Summary:  This project seeks to build the evidence base for improving the health, wellbeing and working conditions of all staff groups working in GP practices. Through a combination of qualitative methods, the project investigates two in-depth comparative case-study sites to build a nuanced understanding of the lived experiences of practice staff during the pandemic and remote-care shift, and its effects on their personal and professional health and wellbeing. Through a wider scale survey following the initial case-study phase, it also seeks to build consensus around the best approaches for improving conditions for these staff to reduce workforce attrition, improve retention, and therefore improve patient care. 

Start date:  10/10/2021 

End date:  31/09/2024