Wellbeing in UK Frontline Healthcare Workers During Peaks One and Three of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Retrospective Cross-Sectional Analysis

Wellbeing in UK Frontline Healthcare Workers During Peaks One and Three of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Retrospective Cross-Sectional Analysis

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A: Good


Abstract & Keywords

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A: Good

Comments: Keywords are missing.



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A: Good



Q: Is the paper's structure coherent? Is it in coherence with the goal of the paper?

A: Good


Tools and Methods

Q: Are methods the author uses adequate and well used?

A: Good


Discussion & Conclusion

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A: Good


Comments: The Discussion illustrates that the retrospective study is the first to report mental health data focused on patient-facing healthcare workers (HCWs) in both the first and third peaks of COVID-19 in UK. The authors discussed the analysis of the study population with respect to the scale of poor mental health. The work suggests further work regarding the identification of HCW subsets which remain at risk for mental health to deteriorate. Further, the research discussed the strengths and limitations of the study. The Conclusion puts forth the importance of the modifications of the structural changes and further develop, expand and target wellbeing provisions to improve the mental health of frontline HCWs during peaks of hospitalisations.



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A: Good


Author's knowledge

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A: Good



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A: Good


Figures & Tables

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Writing style

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Further comments on the paper

Comments: The research article provides a retrospective cross-sectional analysis of the wellbeing of the UK frontline health care workers during peaks one and three of the COVID-19 pandemic. The study observed changes in the mental health of the study population. This study provides proper information about the wellbeing provision and identifies groups at higher risk of developing mental health symptoms.


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A: Yes - Suitable to be published

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Author Info

Corresponding Author
Darren K. Patten
Department of General Surgery, Barking, Havering, and Redbridge University Trust, Queens Hospital, Rom Valley Way, Romford, UK

Article Info

Article Type
Research Article
Publication history
Received: Wed 02, Nov 2022
Accepted: Mon 21, Nov 2022
Published: Fri 02, Dec 2022
© 2023 Darren K. Patten. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository.
DOI: 10.31487/j.EJGM.2022.01.01