Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on training of junior doctors in the UK Implications for BAME trainee doctors

Main Article Content

Shivang Shastri
Professor Subodh Dave FRCPsych
Veena Daga

Abstract

The recent coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has caused detriment to all factions of society on a global scale. This article aims to examine the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on trainees, particularly from ethnic minorities and the steps that employers and educators can take to support them.

Article Details

How to Cite
Shastri, S., Dave, S., & Daga, V. (2020). Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on training of junior doctors in the UK: Implications for BAME trainee doctors. Sushruta Journal of Health Policy & Opinion, 13(3), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.38192/13.3.18
Section
Articles
Author Biographies

Shivang Shastri, University of Keele Medical School, Keele, UK

MBBS Student

Professor Subodh Dave FRCPsych, Royal Derby Hospital, UK

Prof. Subodh Dave, Consultant Psychiatrist, Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust, Hon. Asso Professor, University of Nottingham. Asso. Dean, Royal College of Psychiatrists 

Veena Daga, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds, UK

Consultant Anaesthetist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Honorary Senior Lecturer Leeds Medical School

References

1. Office for National Statistics, Coronavirus (COVID-19) related deaths by ethnic group, England and Wales: 2 March 2020 to 10 April 2020, https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/articles/coronavirusrelateddeathsbyethnicgroupenglandandwales/2march2020to10april2020 [accessed 20/07/20]
2. Royal College of Psychiatrists, Impact of COVID-19 on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff in mental healthcare settings | assessment and management of risk, https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/docs/default-source/about-us/covid-19/impact-of-covid19-on-bame-staff-in-mental-healthcare-settings-report-2020.pdf?sfvrsn=22a9083a_2 [accessed 20/07/20]
3. S. Brooks et. al, 2020, The psychological impact of quarantine and how to reduce it: rapid review of the evidence, The Lancet, issue 10227, volume 398, p. 912-920
4. B. Tan et. al, 2020, Psychological Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Health Care Workers in Singapore, , https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M20-1083 [accessed 20/07/20]
5. B. Goldacre et. al, OpenSAFELY: factors associated with COVID-19-related hospital death in the linked electronic health records of 17 million adult NHS patients, https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.05.06.20092999v1#disqus_thread, [accessed 20/07/20]
6. Ethnicity facts and figures, Overcrowded households, https://www.ethnicity-facts-figures.service.gov.uk/housing/housing-conditions/overcrowded-households/latest#by-ethnicity [accessed 20/07/20]
7. B. Goldacre et. al, OpenSAFELY: factors associated with COVID-19-related hospital death in the linked electronic health records of 17 million adult NHS patients, https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.05.06.20092999v1#disqus_thread, [accessed 20/07/20]
8. Ethnicity facts and figures, NHS workforce, https://www.ethnicity-facts-figures.service.gov.uk/workforce-and-business/workforce-diversity/nhs-workforce/latest#:~:text=out%20of%20staff%20whose%20ethnicity,Chinese%20ethnic%20group%20(0.6%25) [accessed 20/07/20]
9. Ethnicity facts and figures, Population of England and Wales, https://www.ethnicity-facts-figures.service.gov.uk/uk-population-by-ethnicity/national-and-regional-populations/population-of-england-and-wales/latest#by-ethnicity [accessed 20/07/20]
10. NHS, NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard 2019, https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/wres-2019-data-report.pdf [accessed 20/07/20]
11. Chakravorty et. al, Self-reported Occupational Risk for COVID-19 in Hospital Doctors from Black Asian & Minority Ethnic Communities in UK, The Physician, volume 6(1)
12. Royal College of Psychiatrists, Mental health units facing ‘care home style crisis’ without better protection from COVID-19, https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/news-and-features/latest-news/detail/2020/04/21/mental-health-units-facing-care-home-style-crisis-without-better-protection-from-covid-19 [accessed 20/07/20]
13. Keith Cooper, British Medical Association, BAME doctors hit worse by lack of PPE, https://www.bma.org.uk/news-and-opinion/bame-doctors-hit-worse-by-lack-of-ppe [accessed 20/07/20]
14. Chakravorty et. al, 2020, An Online Survey of Healthcare Professionals in the COVID-19 Pandemic in the UK, http://sushrutajnl.net/index.php/sushruta/article/view/34 [accessed 20/07/20]
15. Blackburn et. al, 2020, Impact of COVID-19 on UK Foundation Doctors: Training and Safety. https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-30834/v1 [accessed 21/08/2020]
16. General Medical Council, Key stats from the medical register, https://data.gmc-uk.org/gmcdata/home/#/reports/The%20Register/Stats/report [accessed 20/07/20]
17. NHS England (2020). Redeploying your secondary care medical workforce safely. Available at: https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/wp-content/uploads/sites/52/2020/03/Redeploying-your-secondary-care-medical-workforce-safely_26-March.pdf
18. Blance-Colino et. al, Surgical Training During and After COVID-19, Annals of Surgery:July 2020-Volume272-Issue1 – p e24-e26
19. Dekker et. al, How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected junior doctor training? A survey analysis. Available at https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342205707_How_has_the_COVID-19_pandemic_affected_junior_doctor_training_A_survey_analysis [accessed on 20/08/2020]
20. Dattani et. al, (2020), The impact of COVID-19 on the future of orthopaedic training in the UK, DOI : 10.1080/17453674.2020.1795790
21. Villamizar et. al, Enhancement in virtual learning cannot substitute for hands‐on training in cardiothoracic surgery, Journal of Cardiac Surgery https://doi.org/10.1111/jocs.14956 [Published on 13/08/2020]
22. Khan et. al, Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on core surgical training. Scott Med J. 2020 Aug 9:36933020949217. doi: 10.1177/0036933020949217
23. General Medical Council, Fair to refer?, https://www.gmc-uk.org/about/what-we-do-and-why/data-and-research/research-and-insight-archive/fair-to-refer [accessed 20/07/20]
24. Public Health England, Beyond the data: Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on BAME groups, https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/892376/COVID_stakeholder_engagement_synthesis_beyond_the_data.pdf [accessed 20/07/20]

Most read articles by the same author(s)