The Professional Support and Wellbeing team are aware that this is a very challenging time for everyone and are conscious that there may be an increased need for support over the coming months.
The Professional Support and Wellbeing team are functioning as business as usual currently and recommend that routine referrals are still made so as not to delay providing support to trainees who may be struggling or in need of additional support.
The team are aware that this unprecedented situation may mean that trainees who, in normal circumstances usually function well, may struggle and therefore there may be an increased demand on the need for input from Professional Support and Wellbeing. We are planning for this and working with our service providers to ensure that we have capacity to deal with an increase in demand.
If you are aware of trainees who are impacted by the current situation and where local support is not appropriate, please do not hesitate to contact the team firstname.lastname@example.org Trainees are also able to contact the team directly should they wish to do so.
There are a wide range of resources available online:
HEE have guidance for Trainees which can be found:
Practitioner Health Programme are offering well-being support:
NHS staff have been given free access to a number of wellbeing apps from now until the end of December 2020 to support their mental health and wellbeing. This can be found here:
For up to date information from the GMC relating to COVID-19 can be accessed here:
Resources from UHCW
In addition useful resources should be available from your relevant
A full list of resources can be downloaded in PDF here
Professional Support and Well-being (PSW) provides a holistic and collaborative approach in addressing concerns raised whilst ensuring that patient safety, the safety of the referred trainee and others is not compromised.
The PSW supports trainees, trainers and others throughout this process to ensure the referred trainee receives the required additional support and development to enable them to complete training and effectively contribute to delivering high quality patient care now and in the future.
Anyone involved with a trainees educational programme can refer a trainee to the PSW, by completing the PSW Referral Form, and are encouraged to make the referral in a timely manner in order for the appropriate interventions to be put in place before the trainee’s anticipated end of training date. All referrals should be discussed with the trainee.
Please see guidance on supporting trainees struggling with exams by clicking here.
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