GP Wellbeing

Working in Primary Care can be incredibly rewarding but sometimes the fast pace, mounting workloads and other pressures can take their toll on your health and wellbeing. The good news is there’s a wide range of national and local resources available to support you.

NHS Practitioner Health

NHS Practitioner Health is a confidential NHS service for GPs and GP trainees in England. The Service can help doctors with issues relating to a mental health concern, including stress or depression, or an addiction problem, in particular where these might affect work. (Practitioner Health is not a service for individuals with mental health problems which require specialist psychiatric input though it can help provide additional support where it can).

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Worry Less – Work Happier

Feeling overwhelmed? Worrying about making a mistake and a patient claim being made against you? It’s enough to give you restless nights. To help you face the fear, Medical Protection have partnered with You Are Not A Frog to bring you a special series of podcasts called Complaints and How to Survive Them.

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GMC Coronavirus Wellbeing Resources for Doctors

An excellent collection of resources signposted by the GMC to help you protect your own wellbeing and care for your patients.

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You Are Not A Frog: Podcasts for GPs

Dr Rachel Morris talking to friends, colleagues and experts about simple changes which will make a huge difference to your stress levels, your resilience and productivity and help you enjoy life again.

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Covid-19 and the Psychological Effects on Healthcare Professionals

Interview with Dr Clare Gerada, Medial Director of Practitioner Health on RCGP e-learning. (Page also contains other Covid-19 related advice for Primary Care clinicians.)

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LTF-SOM Suicide Postvention

Links to resources on Responding to the death by suicide of a colleague in Primary Care: A postvention framework

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Other (non-GP specific) Wellbeing Resources

Our Resource Library contains a wealth of other wellbeing and resilience links, click the browse button to find them.

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