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Wellbeing

"Well-being is the experience of health, happiness, and prosperity. It includes having good mental health, high life satisfaction, a sense of meaning or purpose, and ability to manage stress"

Many factors can affect an individual’s well-being, some cannot be avoided, such as bereavement, however well- being in the workplace is a key factor in the success of individuals and organisations.

The LMC aim to support members and their teams to achieve a sense of well-being.

This webpage has been developed to provide a directory of resources that can be accessed for support and guidance.

For GPs, Practice Managers and their teams.

 

Impact Lincs

www.lincslmc.co.uk/impactlincs

Mentoring & coaching can benefit you and your organisation in many ways;

  • Help to make improvements to your work life balance
  • Allow you to manage transitions positively
  • Create a positive focus on achieving your aspirations
  • Improve your motivation
  • Develop & enhance your leadership skills
  • Improve your resilience
  • Build your confidence

Our trained mentors can support you to make positive steps forward in your career and personal life. Mentoring sessions can take place at a time & place to suit you.

This service is available free of charge for Lincolnshire GPs Practice, Managers, Nurse Professionals and other General Practice Staff.

To access or find out more about this free service, contact us;

Please be aware this is not an emergency service – If you find yourself in such a situation please seek help from your own GP or other agencies or contact BMA Counselling Tel 0330 123 1245 - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

 

Support Services for Doctors

 

Practitioner Health Service

(Formerly known as the GP Health Service)

www.practitionerhealth.nhs.uk

Practitioner Health is a free, confidential NHS service for doctors and dentists across England with mental illness and addiction problems, who are working or looking to return to clinical practice. The service can help with issues relating to a mental health concern, including stress or depression or an addiction problem, in particular where these might affect work. The service is provided by health professionals specialising in mental health support to doctors and is available in various locations across England.

The rates of mental illness in doctors are higher than those of the general population and in addition to this, healthcare professionals face a number of barriers to accessing healthcare. Concerns about confidentiality of the service often prevent doctors accessing services through their own GP.

Guidance on how to access the service is given on the website above.


BMA

The BMA has a range of services:

www.bma.org.uk/advice/work-life-support/your-wellbeing

Contact:

These are available to all practitioners, not just members and include support when doctors are facing GMC investigation.

The website links to other organisations who provide a range of support services including bereavement, finances, relationships, equal opportunities and counselling.


Doctors Support Network

www.dsn.org.uk

Peer support for doctors and medical students experiencing mental health issues. The group has an online support forum and a presence on social media.


The Samaritans

www.samaritans.org

Support for any concerns:

  • Tel: 116 123 24 hour availability
  • Email jo@samaritans.org ​​​​​​​response time within 24 hours

The website includes a wide range of resources and links to other services.


The Sick Doctors Trust

http://sick-doctors-trust.co.uk ​​​​​​​

Established in 1996 by a group of doctors who were themselves recovering from addictions and were concerned at the lack of effective arrangements for helping others who found themselves in difficulty as a result of alcohol or drug use.

 


British Doctors and Dentists Group

http://www.bddg.org/ ​​​​​​​

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

 


DOCHealth

www.dochealth.org.uk ​​​​​​​

DOCHealth is a confidential, not for profit, psychotherapeutic consultation service for all doctors. Although located in London the service is open to all doctors in the UK. For doctors outside London we offer, after an initial face-to-face session, ongoing video consultations.

 


Royal Medical Benevolent Fund.

www.rmbf.org ​​​​​​​

Our help ranges from financial assistance in the form of grants and loans to a telephone befriending scheme for those who may be isolated and in need of support.

The website has an excellent section on Health and Well-being, including sections on maternity issues, tax ,career options etc.

 


The Doctors Support Group

www.doctorssupportgroup.com ​​​​​​​

The Doctors Support Group (DSG) aims to provide support to any medical professional or dentist facing suspension, exclusion, investigation of complaints and/or allegations of professional misconduct:

  • Where the Group feels that major management decisions adversely affecting the doctor’s career have been inappropriate, disproportionate or unreasonable.
  • Or where the doctor is suffering from severe psychological problems that could be life threatening – whatever the causation.

 


Other Organisations:

CamDocUK ​​​​​​​ (Association of Cameroonian Doctors in the UK)

APPNE ​​​​​​​ (Association of Pakistani Physicians of Northern Europe)

​​​​​​​ Black Medical Society ​​​​​​​

BAPIO ​​​​​​​ (British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin)

Catholic Medical Association ​​​​​​​

Christian Medical Fellowship ​​​​​​​

Disabled Doctors' Network ​​​​​​​

Doctors' Support Group ​​​​​​​

GLADD ​​​​​​​(Gay & Lesbian Doctors and Dentists Association)

Jewish Medical Association ​​​​​​​

MANSAG ​​​​​​​ (Medical Association of Nigerians across Great Britain)

Muslim Doctors' Association ​​​​​​​

Medical Women's Federation ​​​​​​​

Sikh Doctors & Dentists Association ​​​​​​​

Women in Surgery ​​​​​​​


 

Support for Practice Managers and their Teams

Mental Health Concerns

If experiencing mental health issues, you should see your GP or consider self-referral to the​​​​​​​ Steps2Change service provided by the NHS.


The Samaritans

The Samaritans provide a 24 hour telephone support line for those in urgent need or who are concerned about someone else.

www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan ​​​​​​​

The Samaritans also provide support to the workplace offering e-learning tools and a range of 1-day courses for teams at work, these aim to promote wellbeing, also conversations with vulnerable people.

www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/workplace/ ​​​​​​​


Mentoring/Coaching

Impact Lincs:

This is a free service provided by the Lincolnshire LMC open to all practice staff.  Contact the LMC by phone or email to find out more about this confidential mentoring and coaching service or visit www.lincslmc.co.uk/impactlincs ​​​​​​​