The CLAP Study: Summary of Findings
Caring, Learning and Pandemic response during COVID-19: NHS Staff Experience of Working in Critical Care
The unprecedented demands on critical care units in the UK as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a variety of changes in staff working. This study explored frontline NHS staff experiences of working in critical care during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The study, funded by Medical Research Scotland through a COVID-19 Research Grant, and supported in part by the Wellcome Trust, has helped us generate a set of recommendations.
An infographic summary of recommendations from our study is available here:
Preliminary findings from our research have been published in BMJ Open.
We have also produced a twenty-minute audio piece, Life in the COVID Bubble, that captures something of the experience of the frontline critical care staff who we interviewed.