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Doctors in UK and Ireland face ‘ongoing distress’ from Covid first wave

Survey of workers in emergency, anaesthetics and intensive care reveals psychological toll

Nearly half of doctors working in high-pressure conditions during the first wave of coronavirus face ongoing distress, research suggests.

A study based on responses from more than 5,400 doctors in the UK and Ireland found that 45% reported psychological distress as the pandemic accelerated to its initial peak in 2020.

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