GPs at the Deep End North East North Cumbria

Research

Here you will find more information about projects and outputs from the Deep End across the North East and North Cumbria

COVID-19 at the Deep End: A Qualitative Interview Study of Primary Care Staff Working in the Most Deprived Areas of England during the COVID-19 Pandemic

We know that the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately affected those living in areas of high socioeconomic deprivation. In this paper we gather the experiences of fifteen Deep End staff during the second wave of COVID-19 and consider the reasons why this might be, and how it can be avoided in the future.

You can read ‘COVID-19 at the Deep End’ in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health for free here.

Co-designing the Deep End NENC

Our first project has been co-designing the Deep End network. Co-design is the process of creating a grassroots-led network which will hopefully be relevant and sustainable. Our research team conducted a series of interviews with GPs, nurses, and social prescribing link workers from all over the region to find out the challenges in their day to day working lives, and what they would want a Deep End network to offer.

Read our initial report.