There is a lot of research taking place to try and understand the impact of Covid-19 on health and care services and the people who provide and use them. The North Wales Research, Innovation and Improvement Hub is collecting examples of innovation and lessons learned through our own survey but also working with similar projects to avoid duplication and learn from each other.
Where possible, we want to coordinate so that we can reduce demands on people being asked to complete surveys. However, many of the surveys do complement each other and are worth people’s time to help make sure we learn what we can from the crisis. We’ve included a list of those we are aware of below. Please let us know if you are aware of any others or would like to work with us.
Our work is informing the work of the North Wales Health and Care Recovery Group and the Regional Partnership Board and we also will share our findings on this website and with Welsh Government. Please get in touch if you’d like any more information in the meantime.
BCUHB are running a survey for members of the public about their health experiences during the Coronavirus crisis, which we will learn from as part of our review. Fill in the Covid Conversations survey here.
Health and Social Care Workforce Well-being and Coping
Are you a nurse, midwife, AHP, social worker or social care workers who is currently employed or self-employed (agency workers), within any area of healthcare in the UK. We want to understand more about your quality of working life and coping in relation to the Covid-19 Pandemic
This survey is directed towards nurses and midwives, AHPs, social care workers and social workers. We will collate the collective voice of these front-line staff and publish the findings. We are interested in professional quality of working life, social and emotional wellbeing and methods of coping at this time.
Take part in the survey about the quality of working life in social work and social care during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Capturing novel and innovative practice from the Covid-19 pandemic across NHS Wales
This survey is being carried out by Aneurin Bevan University Health Board on behalf of NHS Wales.
Care Home Voices: A snapshot of life in care homes in Wales during Covid-19
The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales has published a report which gives a voice to people living and working in care homes and provides a snapshot of their experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The report is based on over 120 responses (received between 14 May and 05 Jun) from older people, their families and friends and care home staff to a series of questions about their experiences during lockdown, the issues and challenges they have faced and the changes and improvements they would like to see.
Wales Wellbeing survey
A Wales Wellbeing survey being run by Swansea University and Cardiff University, with the aim of evaluating the impact upon mental health and emotional wellbeing caused by the Covid-19 pandemic on the population of Wales.
The survey has been initiated by the NHS and is running in collaboration with all 7 Health Boards in Wales, with Principle Investigators within each Health Board.
The findings will be used to inform the NHS and third sector partners what wellbeing support different sectors of the Welsh population require in response to the pandemic. It is therefore critical that we can ensure a cross representation of the country and the different sectors and demographics within it.
The survey ran between 9 June 2020 and will close on midnight of the 5th of July (to correspond with the loosening of the lock-down in Wales).
Perspectives of people with dementia living in care homes
Some Covid-19 related research has recently started in care homes in Wales. Ian Davies-Abbott who works for the Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research and is based at Bangor University is leading a research project to explore the perspective of the person with dementia living in care homes, providing some unique insights into everyday life under lock-down restrictions.
Rapid review of support provided to care homes
Welsh Government have commissioned John Bolton to undertake a rapid review of support provided to care homes across Wales and intended action to support sustainability going into the Autumn. This will involve conversations with the six local authorities in North Wales and the health board.
Wales TUC Cymru
Are you a BME worker in Wales? We want to hear about your experiences of the Welsh workplace. We want your voice at the centre of discussions about the impact of Covid-19 and how workplace racism should be tackled. Please take our BME workers survey
BMA Cymru Wales
Welsh GPs! What are your experiences of working during Covid-19? We’d love to hear your views, to help inform us on how primary care can work safely moving forward. It’ll also shape our priorities in contract discussions. Fill in our quick survey today.
Social Workers Union COVID-19 experiences
Survey now closed but findings are being published on the @SWU_UK Twitter feed.
Community Health Council: Wales Board
Share your feedback on NHS care during the Coronovirus emergency.
Coronavirus and Me Results (Children’s Commissioner for Wales)
Over 23,700 children and young people aged 3-18 shared their views through the Coronavirus and Me Survey.
Share your experience – Care During the Pandemic Survey
Alzheimer’s Society wants to understand the impact that the coronavirus pandemic has had on families providing informal care for a loved one with dementia. We know that caring can be a very rewarding experience and the right thing for many families, but we know the pandemic and subsequent lockdown has brought challenges.
We would like to invite all carers to share their experiences in our latest Care During the Pandemic Survey which is now live, to understand how you have coped during lockdown and beyond, the results of which will help us push for change at the highest level and influence the government to put the needs of people affected by dementia first. Take part anonymously here. The survey closes on 27th August 2020.
Welsh and lockdown
As part of the ARFer programme, Bangor University researchers are interested in the effect that the new norm of working from home/remotely has had on how workers use Welsh at work. The researchers have created a simple and short questionnaire to explore this question. If you have shifted to a working from home and have some level of Welsh speaking ability, please complete the questionnaire if you can.
There is a Welsh and an English version available: