Support for Doctors
If doctors are looking for support there are a range of organisations, services and websites which can offer help. The links on our new webpages signpost support available: Support for Doctors
Here is a link to Carrie’s blog which explains the thinking behind this initiative: Carrie MacEwen Blogpost – December 2018
We recognise that the list of organisations and resources will not be comprehensive. We want to keep the information live and refreshed so if you think there are organisations which we should include please send the details including the appropriate web-link to firstname.lastname@example.org
CPR in Schools
#CPRinSchools is a national initiative for trainee healthcare professionals to teach cardiopulmonary resuscitation to children in schools. This initiative has gained significant support nationally from both senior and junior doctors including the UKFPO, GMC and Royal Colleges. So far, training has been delivered to over 1000 school children and has gained newspaper coverage and significant support on social media (contact @marinasoltan_ if you want to know more).
Placement Supervision Group Tool
The Placement Supervision Group is a useful, independent tool in the identification of trainees needing additional support.
Recommendations for Safe Trainee Changeover
Doctors in training in the UK have historically started new six-monthly rotations in February and August, with the majority of junior doctors rotating to new training programmes during the first week of August. There is an increasing body of evidence to suggest that simultaneous trainee changeover is associated with higher mortality, reduced efficiency and lower satisfaction. The Academy and NHS Employers have worked with partner organisations to develop simple, practical recommendations that can help mitigate these problems.