The Volunteers in Research programme: supporting COVID-19 research and improving medical training in parallel.

McKinnon, Tamsin, Watson, Alastair, Richards, Liam, Sears, Jackie, Brookes, Matthew J and Green, Christopher A (2021) The Volunteers in Research programme: supporting COVID-19 research and improving medical training in parallel. Clinical medicine (London, England), 21 (3). pp. 182-188. ISSN 1473-4893.

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Abstract

COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on society, global healthcare and daily life. The redeployment of research staff to patient-facing roles in the NHS left a depleted workforce to deliver critical urgent public health research (UPHR). We aimed to support UPHR studies and medical student training by developing and implementing a medical student Volunteers in Research programme. We further sought to gain insights about medical students' perceptions of this programme. We collected prospective data and conducted a retrospective survey as part of a service evaluation to assess the value of this clinical research experience to students, as well as motivators and barriers to taking part. The Volunteers in Research programme successfully supported UPHR studies during the COVID-19 pandemic. We generated important insights to help aid the wider implementation of this programme nationally to support essential research and medical student education.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WC Communicabable diseases
Divisions: Clinical Support > Infection Control
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Depositing User: Miss Emily Johnson
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2021 09:56
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2021 09:56
URI: http://www.repository.uhblibrary.co.uk/id/eprint/4370

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