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Psychological impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and experience: An international survey

Following a highly successful first and second phase which saw over 112,000 participants, researchers from Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust are leading a collaboration group are launching the third phase of their global study into the psychological impact of the Coronavirus pandemic and changing restrictions. The study is linked to the Medical Research Council global health research programme led by the Portsmouth-Brawijaya Centre for Global Health, Population, and Policy, University of Portsmouth.

Phase one results gave valuable insights in to how different people, genders and communities were coping with the global pandemic and the third phase enables more people to take part and ensures an even greater range and comparison between the three phases. You can take part by completing the short questionnaire exploring the psychological impact of the coronavirus and changing restrictions, their effect on our emotions, behaviour and wellbeing.  The aim of the survey is to better understand how the coronavirus and the impact that changing restrictions are having on our day to day lifestyle, what is helpful and what may be causing some people to be affected more than others in terms of their wellbeing.

The survey is open to anyone over the age of 16 and able to complete the online questionnaire. If you completed the survey in previous phases, you can take it again this time as it is important to understand how people have adapted and changed. We would encourage everyone, including staff, patients, friends and family to take part.

The survey takes around 10 minutes to complete and you can take it directly here:



Applied Research Collaboration Yorkshire and Humber

Improving the health of people with mental and physical health problems - what are the most important questions for future research?

You can choose you top 20 most important questions by taking part in a short online survey. The survey only takes about 10 minutes and you do not need to give your name or contact details.


Research about home care

The University of York has embarked upon a three-year programme to increase the quantity and quality of research about home care. You can find out more about it here: Home care affects the lives of very many people but there is not very much research evidence about how best to provide it. The researchers want to understand about carers’ experiences of home care and what they think are the most important topics / issues to be researched. They will be holding Zoom meetings during June and July to talk to small groups of carers about this. Alternatively, carers who don’t want/are unable to join a Zoom meeting can offer their views via email or phone call.

Please contact Gareth O’Rourke if you would like to find out more about the research programme or you are interested in attending one of the meetings / participating in another way. Gareth’s contact details are:

Gareth O’Rourke. Home Instead Research Fellow


call or text: 07385 430880

NHS England and Improvement have committed through Investment and Evolution and GP Contract Update to deliver a single, combined access offer through the Network Contract Direct Enhanced Service (DES), bringing together the current extended hours funding under the DES and the CCG commissioned extended access services. The nationally consistent offer is to be developed and discussed with GPC England and patient groups, reflecting what works best in existing local schemes. The transfer of responsibility and funding will take place in April 2022.


Local Hospital Trust website survey

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust is reviewing its public facing website and wants to hear about your experiences of using the site at  

Your feedback can help improve the website and how the Trust shares information on its services with the local community.  

Whether you have used the site to find information about a particular service, to find a telephone number for a ward or department, to look up a consultant or for any other reason please take five minutes to complete this short survey: