Table 1

Key themes and associated subthemes identified

Key themesTheme descriptionSubthemes
Organisational and logisticsReported trainee concerns on non-clinical macrolevel approach to COVID 19.Communication
Teaching
Training (impact of COVID-19)
Meetings
Clinical guidelines
Pay
Redeployment
Annual leave
Discharge pathways
Compassionate leave
Staff roles
Contract
Clinical strategy concernsMacrolevel approach to non-clinical patient facing and staff deployment COVID-19 concerns.Staffing
Rota
Patient safety
Out-of-hours escalation
Staff safety and well-beingTrainee concerns reported concerning staff facing COVID-19-related issues.PPE
Staff testing
Well-being/mood/morale/burn-out
Home/living arrangements
Self-isolation
Senior support
Staff support/anxiety
Clinical (COVID-19)/patient careIssues raised by trainees on clinical COVID-19-specific concerns.End of life
Clinical equipment
Emergencies
Prescribing
Allied healthcare input
COVID-19 response team
Patient investigations
FacilitiesIssues identified on access and use of facilities in context of restrictions related to COVID-19.Changing rooms
Accommodation
Rest
Health and fitness
Parking
Internet
MiscellaneousPositive feedback
  • PPE, personal protective equipment.