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Coping with the pressures of COVID-19

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However positive you try to be, however hard you try to motivate morale across the practice and however hard you work to try and keep patients happy, there’s no escaping the fact that 2020 has been extremely challenging for practice managers. COVID-19 has turned the world on its head, making an already stressful, difficult sector…

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Managing stress and your mental health

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Many practice managers (PMs) report that their job is stressful, but some seem to be “not waving but drowning”. It’s a worrying situation for those seriously affected by stress and also for those around them, including work colleagues, family and friends. Feeling stressed most or all of the time can have a significant negative impact…

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14 ways to protect mental health – and get things done – during the coronavirus crisis

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GP practices – as is the case with all healthcare organisations across the globe – are currently trying to deal with unprecedented pressures. This, in turn, is putting staff under greater pressure than ever – which is why practices are being urged to consider the mental health and wellbeing of their staff. “There’s no escaping…

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Can technology solve GP burnout?

February 28, 2019, by in Stress, Technology 0 Comments

Can technology solve GP burnout?

Talk of GP burnout is never far from the headlines. Talk of more than half of GPs looking to leave the profession, many citing problems with workload and burnout, dominate the media. Stats back up the fact that burnout is a big problem too. Incredibly, more than a thousand GPs sought professional help from the…

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Don’t be afraid to have fun!

September 28, 2017, by in Staff, Stress 0 Comments

Fun. Do we have enough at work? For most practices, the answer is probably no. Whilst there will always be a need to be serious, focused and professional – it’s the nature of what we do and the sector we work in – time must simply be found to have some fun. After all, there…

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GPs and practice nurses aren’t getting enough mental health training

GPs and practice nurses aren’t getting enough mental health training

New statistics from Mind highlight how little training GPs and practice nurses are being offered in mental health. Data obtained by the mental health charity shows that in England, on average, less than half (46 per cent)[i] of trainee GPs undertook a training placement in a mental health setting. Furthermore, the only mental health-related option…

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‘Worrying’ levels of workplace stress among GPs and their primary care colleagues

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Almost nine in ten GPs, practice nurses & other primary care workers find work life stressful Two in five said workplace stress has led them to resigning or considering resigning One in ten say that workplace stress has led to suicidal thoughts One in three feel that admitting to being overly stressed would lead them…

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