CAREER (COVID-19: Dental health professionals: a longitudinal study of uncertainties, Anxieties and pREparednEss for pRactice)

Summary

The CAREER project is a longitudinal research study seeking to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the anxiety, feelings of uncertainty and preparedness for practice of early career dental health professionals and dental health professionals working in a primary care setting in Scotland.

Findings will inform the future provision of educational support and training and may be used to provide health services with a stronger knowledge base about how to support and prepare dental professionals in stressful workplace situations.

The study is being undertaken in partnership between NHS Education for Scotland, the University of Dundee and the University of St Andrews.

Current Status

Data collection is ongoing.

Chief Investigators

Professor Ruth Freeman,Co-Director of the Dental Health Services Research Unit, School of Dentistry, University of Dundee

Professor Gerald Humphris,School of Medicine, University of St Andrews

Dr Linda Young, Programme Lead, NHS Education for Scotland

Contact

Jennifer Knights
Specialist Research Lead (Dental)
NHS Education for Scotland

Email: sdpbrn@nes.scot.nhs.uk