A collaboration between Health Education England (Wessex) and the University of Southampton
Centre for Workforce Wellbeing


Research Projects being undertaken by the Centre for Workforce Welbeing:

Systematic Review: Which wellbeing measures have been used in doctors? Further information available on the Prospero Registry: Prospero ID: CRD42020141866

Systematic Review: How has wellbeing been measured in medical students? Prospero ID: CRD42021213606

Exploring the wellbeing of doctors: Cross sectional surveys (n=250) and interviews (n=21) completed by doctors of all grades and specialities across three NHS Trusts. Further information available on the ISRCTN Registry: ISRCTN 11949327.

Survive and Thrive. Exploring the wellbeing of doctors in a post Covid 19 era: National cross sectional survey (n=98) and interviews (n=11). Further information available on the ISRCTN Registry: ISRCTN 20867558.

John Jenkins explains the results on the relationship between burnout and wellbeing: Video (3 minute)

Measuring wellbeing in doctors: a Delphi study to develop a Core Outcome Set for Doctor wellbeing (n=56). More information available on the Core Outcome Measures in Effectiveness Trials Registry: Comet Registered: 1384

Dr Simons explains the study for participants: Video (3 minute)

Thriving, not just surviving: a Core Outcome Set to measure wellbeing in medical students in a post-Covid 19 era. Cross sectional surveys (n=118), and Interviews (n=16). More information available on the Core Outcome Measures in Effectiveness Trials Registry:  Comet Registered: 1577

Dr Simons speaking about some of the results of this study at the Centre for Higher Education Practice Festival 2021: Video (10 minute)

Called to Serve: The experience of final-year medical students during Covid-19 and beyond. Commenced 15 April 2020.

Research Outputs from the Centre for Workforce Wellbeing:

Simons G, Effah R, Baldwin D. What medical students think about measurement of their wellbeing and the implications for pastoral support: cross sectional survey and qualitative interviews. https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.08.24.21262526

Simons G, Baldwin D S. A critical review of the definition of wellbeing for doctors and their patients in a post-Covid 19 era. Int J Soc Psychiatry 2021. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F00207640211032259

Jenkins J, Boxley E, Simons G. A national cross-sectional survey and interviews exploring the relationship between well-being and burnout in doctors. BJPsych Open 2021;7(S1):S32–S33. https://doi.org/10.1192/bjo.2021.139

Boxley E, Jenkins J, Simons G. Exploring the relationship between anxiety, depression and wellbeing in doctors: a national cross-sectional survey and interviews. BJPsych Open 2021;7(S1):S9–S10. https://doi.org/10.1192/bjo.2021.85

Baldwin D, O’Neill A, Sinclair J, Simons G. Mental wellbeing in doctors: the measure matters! development of a core outcome set for measuring wellbeing in doctors. BJPsych Open 2021;7(S1):S235–S236. https://doi.org/10.1192/bjo.2021.630

Baldwin D, Sinclair J, Simons G. What is mental wellbeing? BJPsych Open 2021;7(S1):S236–S236 .https://doi.org/10.1192/bjo.2021.631

Simons G, Baldwin D S. Covid-19: doctors must take control of their wellbeing. BMJ. 2020; 369:m1725. https://doi: 10.1136/bmj.m1725

Simons G and Gordon H. Working Flexibly: A Toolkit. Royal College of Physicians. 2020. https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/projects/working-flexibly-toolkit