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Support - GPs, Practice Managers and Staff

This page provides information and links about sources of support. Some services are aimed at GPs whilst others are also open to other members of the practice team such as practice managers, practice nurses, and non-clinical staff.  

The page is regularly reviewed and updated. If you have further resources which you would like to share with us, please contact us at humberside.lmcgroup@nhs.net

Mentoring and Coaching

Free Peer Mentoring 

Service from Humberside LMCs in partnership with GP-S is free and open to all GPs in the Humber region. GPs can access up to 4 free confidential sessions over 12 months.

The Rapid Access Support Service 

Provides short listening and signposting sessions for all GPs during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Resilience and Wellbeing Coaching offer

From NHSE&I and Beyond Coaching for practice staff (May 2020).

RCGP Coaching offer (March 2020). 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Covid-19 Wellbeing Resources

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges 

Advice regarding sleep during the Coronavirus outbreak.

#Caring 4 NHS People weekly webinars

Webinars people with a role in workforce, occupational health, organisational development, leadership, trade union support or other area that is supporting the wellbeing of our NHS people during and following the Covid-19 response. All are welcome to join NHS England and Improvement’s weekly virtual sessions. Follow the session live or watch a recording later. The sessions will be held every Wednesday between 4pm and 5pm.

COVID-19: your wellbeing

BMA guidance which aims to help doctors and medical students working under extraordinary and challenging circumstances to look after their own health and wellbeing.

Guide to coping with stress during the Coronavirus outbreak

World Health Organisation (WHO) (single side document).  

Mental Health Considerations during COVID-19 

Published by WHO. 

Coronavirus and Your Wellbeing 

Published by Mind UK

Mental wellbeing while staying at home -

Published by Every Mind Matters

NHS Practitioner Health 

Frontline wellbeing support during COVID-19.

NHS Employers 

Resources to support staff wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Resilient Practice - 

Resources to support personal resilience in modern life. 

RCGP learning materials 

Temporarily freely available including free access to a well-being resource with further signposting and resources for mental health and resilience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Support Services / Links

British Doctors and Dentists Group 

A recovery group for doctors and dentists addicted to alcohol and/or drugs.

BMA Doctors adviser service

To support your wellbeing. 

BMA counselling and peer support for doctors and medical students. 

Confidential 24/7 counselling and peer support services open to all doctors and medical students on 0330 123 1245 or via the online portal.

BMA Doctor Support Service

Independent confidential support for doctors involved in a fitness to practise case. You can call the service throughout your fitness to practise case for emotional support from a fellow doctor who is completely independent of the GMC. The service is provided by the BMA but you don't have to be a member to access it.

DocHealth

Confidential psychotherapy open to all doctors. A confidential, not-for-profit psychotherapeutic consultation service for all qualified doctors of any grade or specialty. Support is always provided by Consultant Psychiatrists in Medical Psychotherapy. Financial contributions are requested from users of the service - see website for details. Open to all doctors - you don't have to be a BMA member.

Doctors’ Support Network

Peer support for doctors and medical students with mental health concerns.

GP Career Support Pack (March 2019).

This document sets out the various types of support available to general practitioner’s at all stages of their career, whether in their first five years, mid-career, nearing retirement or after taking a career break.

The GP Health Service

A free, confidential service provided by health professionals specialising in mental health support to doctors. It is accessible via a confidential national self-referral phone line, website and app, enabling GPs and GP trainees to seek information about the services available, access self-help tools, and access clinical support.

GP Signposts for Yorkshire and the Humber August 2019).

The aim of this directory of services for Yorkshire and the Humber is to provide further details of support, career opportunities and contacts to supplement the national support pack. 

Making General Practice a Great Place to Work (July 2019).

This toolkit, jointly published by NHS England, BMA and RCGP, is aimed at system leaders and clinical leads working across primary care to develop robust local retention action plans that provide GPs with the support they require to develop fulfilled careers in general practice. It also aims to tackle issues at practice, network and system level that may be impacting on local GP retention. 

Mental Health Service for Doctors and Dentists from Practitioner Health

All NHS doctors and dentists in England now have access to a mental health service 24 hours a day through a dedicated phoneline and a crisis text service available through the night. This builds on the service already available to GPs in England. To sign up, call 0300 0303 300 or email prac.health@nhs.net (Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and Saturday 8am to 2pm). Text NHSPH to 85258 for the out-of-hours crisis text service. Further details at www.practitionerhealth.nhs.uk.  ​​​​​​

National GP Retention Scheme

The is a package of financial and educational support to help doctors, who might otherwise leave the profession, remain in clinical general practice. These NHS England web pages explain who is eligible for the scheme and how to apply.

Our NHS People

On-line Wellbeing resources to help manage health and wellbeing whilst looking after others.

RCGP Practice Support

The RCGP consultancy and support programme offers tailored advice and support to GP practices seeking to improve and develop their services and workforce.

Respect

A phone line providing support for those affected by domestic abuse. Telephone 0808 802 4040. 

The Sick Doctors Trust

Support and help for doctors, dentists and medical students who are concerned about their use of drugs or alcohol.

Together

Support for anyone bereaved by suicide from Hull and East Yorkshire

Mind and North East Lincolnshire Mind. The service offers emotional support, practical support, or just someone to listen, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Freephone 0800 1380990. Local telephone number 01482 240133 or email info@heymind.org.uk. You can also text on 07520633477.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wellbeing Apps

NHS Employers information regarding access to well-being apps

Balance

Access was granted free of charge for one year in March, we are checking if this will continue into April. Email access@balanceapp.com to request access.

Calm

Calm is offering a one month free trial.

NHS Health Education England's  E-Learning for Health Training Modules - Looking after yourself

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Financial Support 

Doctors’ Help

This is a website portal created by the main medical charities to help doctors in difficulty find the most suitable charity to apply to. Doctors, or their dependents, and medical students, can answer a very short questionnaire to find the best charity to help them. They can then link to that charity for more information about eligibility and application. Charities included are BMA Charities, The Cameron Fund, Royal Medical Benevolent Fund, Royal Medical Foundation, and the Society for the Assistance of Medical Families.

The Cameron Fund

Aims to help NHS General Practitioners (and their dependent family) who find themselves in dire financial straits, be they a GP Trainee, a registered GP, or retired. 

The Royal Medical Benevolent Fund

Help for doctors and their families in need. 

The Royal Medical Foundation

A charity which aims to assist registered doctors and their families who are in financial hardship.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indemnity Providers

The Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland

A range of advice and support for members.

Medical Defence Union

A range of advice and support for members.

Medical Protection Society

A range of advice and support for members.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updated on Thursday, 24 September 2020, 2910 views

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