Cross-skilling training to support medical redeployment in the COVID-19 pandemic

Future Healthc J. 2020 Oct;7(3):e41-e44. doi: 10.7861/fhj.2020-0049.


During the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors will be redeployed into roles with which they are unfamiliar. Adequate training must be provided to reacquaint doctors with medical ward practice, supporting psychological wellbeing and patient safety. Here we describe a cross-skilling programme in North Bristol NHS Trust designed to address colleague anxiety and support wellbeing during redeployment.

Keywords: COVID-19; Medical education; induction; redeployment; training.