Doctors Training has been working with HEE and Dr Chee Yeen Fung, National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow to develop a set of training resources to support the planned introduction of a Wellness Induction for all new interim FY1 doctors currently being deployed in front line NHS services.
The health and wellbeing of staff are a priority for the NHS. With the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing, Health Education England (HEE) recognises that healthcare staff at more at risk of stress, anxiety and burnout than ever before.
HEE is dedicated to supporting the workforce to deliver high quality, safe healthcare during these challenging times, and are working with Trusts to support them in offering Wellness Inductions to all Interim Foundation Year 1 (FY1) doctors starting placements during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The aim of the Wellness Induction is to support Interim FY1s in maintaining their personal wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic, through the provision of guidance and signposting to wellbeing services and resources.
Wellness Induction Training Webinar
Wellness Induction Guides
The purpose of this step-by-step guide will provide Wellness Champions with the framework and resources for conducting Wellness Induction at their NHS organisation.
Link to FiY1 survey – to be provided to participants (password – Wellness1)
We have uploaded links to some helpful external webinars that we have found useful
Outline of the framework for wellbeing during and after coronavirus (Sonya Wallbank), compassionate leadership (Michael West), Do’s & don’ts for supporting frontline staff (Neil Greenberg).
Key message from this webinar – Reminder that most people will be OK with good day-to-day support:
- team is everything – resilience as a ‘team sport’ – lying between rather than purely within individuals
- having a psychologically savvy conversation
- organisations need to adapt a ‘nip it in the bud’ approach – early recognition & management of distress
- important not to over medicalise ‘normal distress’
- early input from mental health professionals can help people return
Principles for support (from the military)
- Proximity – keep within the team if possible – perhaps with less stressful activity for a time
- Expectancy – tough for a while, will get better –
- Simplicity – basic interventions can make a big difference – sleep, food, rest, friends & family support