Table 1. Frequencies with which each of the options were picked
Challenges faced delivering medical student placements (each of the 114 practices selected four options from this list)Practices selecting this option, n
Your clinical/practice workload92
Lack of space in the practice63
Student absence owing to illness or isolating43
Lack of clinical staff in the practice39
The need to educate or supervise other learners that are hosted by the practice35
Administrative burden of hosting medical students30
The shift to remote consulting (that is, telephone and/or video) in primary care28
Level of financial reimbursement for hosting medical students28
Adhering to workplace guidance (for example, local and/or national policies) regarding COVID-1920
Student accommodation and/or travel issues19
Student attitudinal issues17
Lack of colleagues with skills and/or interest in supervising medical students11
Deficits in students’ skills or knowledge10
Reluctance of patients to consult with students8
Student welfare issues4