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The ICON study: an ongoing study of the impact of COVID-19 on the nursing workforce

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The research study is active and ongoing and is obtaining detailed insights using online surveys and longitudinal in-depth interviews with nurses (of all grades) and across all branches of nursing.

The ICON survey is being led by the Royal College of Nursing Research Society steering group and is a collaboration between Cardiff University, King’s College London, University of Warwick, University of Plymouth, Nottingham University, University of Surrey and St Bartholomew’s Hospital.

Data will continue to be collected with the sample of nurses taking part in the qualitative phase.

Study outcomes


This project is funded by Royal College of Nursing, Florence Nightingale Foundation and Burdett Trust.

Lead researcher

Professor Daniel Kelly

Professor Daniel Kelly

Royal College of Nursing Chair of Nursing Research

+44 (0)29 206 88565

Research theme

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Optimising service delivery and organisation

Our research provides evidence about current and new ways of organising and delivering services to meet complex health and social care demands.