Research participation: Quality of working life for midwives during the COVID-19 pandemic

By Patricia Gillen, Ulster University on 03 December 2021

Are you a Midwife who is currently employed or self-employed (agency workers), within any area of practice in the UK? We want to understand more about your quality of working life and coping in relation to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

This is the fourth survey (commencing 24th November 2021 until 4th February 2022) in a series surveys aimed at exploring the health and wellbeing of nurses, midwives, AHPs, social care workers and social workers in UK during the Pandemic. An overview of the findings from previous research findings can be found at:  If you would like further information about the research, please contact Patricia Gillen at: or the research team at:

Access the survey here.

Funding: Phase 1 research was funded by seed funding from the Northern Ireland Social Care Council and the Southern Health and Social Care Trust in Northern Ireland. Phase 2 onwards was funded by the HSC Public Health Agency Northern Ireland, and the NIHR Policy Research Programme grant to the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Workforce at King’s College London (grant number NIHR PR-PRU-1217-21002). In addition, employers, professional regulators, associations and workplace unions including NIPEC, the RCN, RCM, RCOT, BDA, COP, NI SCC. Scottish Social Services Council and Social Care Wales are helping to get the survey to potential participants. Community Care has helped with dissemination to social workers and social care workers UK wide. Sincere thanks to our funders and partners in support with this research.