BPOS are undertaking an online survey of professionals working across the field to build a complete overview of the impact on activity.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on all aspects of life in the UK. The re-prioritisation of health services and social distancing measures have led to many changes in the standard care and treatment of many patient groups. People living with and beyond cancer have been particularly affected as a consequence of the changes to screening, care/treatment pathways and access to social support. People living with and beyond cancer have been particularly affected, cancer screening and treatment pathways have been suspended in many cases, routine clinical follow-up appointments have been limited or moved to telephone rather than face-to-face consultations. In addition, many people living with cancer have been advised to shield and may be socially isolated. In addition, many research studies have also been paused or delayed as a result of the pandemic.
The British Psychosocial Oncology Society (BPOS) is undertaking an online survey of professionals working across the field to create a comprehensive picture on how psycho-oncology activity around the UK has been affected.
We are inviting UK based professionals who work in any psychosocial oncology related role to complete an online survey. This includes people who work in:
- Health professional roles (e.g. psychology, psychiatry nursing, allied health, clinical/medical oncology)
- A third sector/charity organisation
- An academic/researcher position
- Any other relevant roles
The survey will ask for:
- feedback on how psycho-social practices, education and research activity have been affected by COVID-19.
- general concerns for the ongoing psycho-social care of cancer patients/families
- any perceived benefits from changes in practice/research procedures as a result of COVID-19
The survey is anonymous, should only take around 10 minutes and we will not ask you to disclose your name or personal contact details. Please access the survey here: https://bit.ly/36fFzGU (information sheet here).
Thank you in advance for your time and support with this survey. Please feel free to circulate the invite to colleagues or other groups.