The COVID-19 Pandemic: 2 years on - February 2022
“This report represents a fraction of the work undertaken by the Whole School of Public Health during the pandemic. We asked people to tell stories, as opposed to write a report. This narrative gives a snapshot of the breadth of work undertaken, the dedication and commitment of our SpRs and Educational Supervisors across the sectors and the impact that COVID 19 has had on us all. We are very proud to work with them all.”
Val Barker (Head of School), Shirley Brierley (Training Programme Director) and Susan Hird (Training Programme Director).
This report describes the experiences of the School of Public Health in the two years since the first case of COVID-19 was detected in Yorkshire and Humber on 30th January 2020. A report in May 2020 focused on the vital work carried out by the School of Public Health and Registrars in Public Health in the early pandemic. Here, we share some of the experiences of those working in public health, including the breadth of work they have been involved in and the impact this has had on their personal and professional lives.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound and prolonged impact internationally. It has catapulted public health to the forefront of attention. The demands and challenges of this have been vast across healthcare and public health. This report describes some of the unique work carried out by, and impacts faced within the School of Public Health. It demonstrates the difference of experience for Registrars in Public Health, who come from a range of backgrounds (including local authority, voluntary sector, and healthcare) and work across a range of sectors. It goes some way to demonstrate the experience of the wider public health workforce, who form an important part of the School of Public Health.