New C4WW research project: The effect of Covid-19 on newly qualified doctors – “Called to Serve”

The coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak has led to extraordinary measures being undertaken to enable NHS frontline staff to meet clinical demand in a time of staff shortages due to illness or caring responsibilities. This includes recalling retired clinical staff to duty and repurposing buildings across the UK as hospitals. Another source …

BMA report adds to the body of work published this year on the mental wellbeing of doctors

The “caring for the mental health of the medical workforce report” describes the quantitative results of a survey of doctors and medical students in October 2018. The participants were self-selecting, but over 4,300 people responded, including 1,400 medical students.   The survey used the Oldenburg Burnout Inventory and 80% of …

University Student Mental Health Survey 2018 results published.

Often removed from their previous support networks, forming identities and dealing with change, university students continue to be a group where mental wellbeing monitoring and interventions are needed. This is a large scale study of the prevalence of mental health, in self-selecting students, conducted by a private healthcare team of …

NHS Staff and Learners Mental Wellbeing Commission Report Released

As an Independent Academic Partner to the Commission, we are pleased to see the release of this important Report. It addresses a broad population: from secondary school-aged young people likely to work in the NHS, to those currently working in the NHS, including nurses, doctors, paramedics, and any other members …

Are Schwartz Rounds the answer to workforce burnout?

Schwartz Rounds® (“Rounds”) are becoming increasingly popular, with almost half of all NHS Trusts currently providing them. Rounds are voluntary forums where clinical and non-clinical staff can discuss and reflect on the emotional and ethical challenges (or rewards) that result from working in healthcare in a safe and confidential space. …