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Alarming numbers of doctors experiencing mental health issues

March 22, 2016, by in GPs, Stress

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Royal Medical Benevolent Fund (RMBF)

A new survey, released today (22 March 2016) by the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund (RMBF), highlights the overwhelming concern amongst doctors about the state of their mental health and wellbeing as a result of working under increasing pressure and scrutiny. The survey finds that 82% of doctors know of other doctors experiencing mental health issues

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Halting the exodus of practice managers

Halting the exodus of practice managers

Pressure on general practice has created a significant increase in practice managers thinking of leaving their jobs. Whether the ever-increasing workload, rising stress levels and suffocating bureaucracy being suffered by practice managers leads to a mass exodus or a steady outflow, nobody knows. What we do know however is that, while the GP shortage grabs

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Are You Leaving your Practice or Retiring?

Here are a few tips to help your smooth departure from the practice: Handover to staff and partners well in advance of your leaving date Communicate changes with staff and reassure them Provide interim management arrangements, if applicable Pass on passwords and security information to the right people Ensure someone responsible has access to the

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Managing stress in your practice

Managing stress in your practice

Stress is a health and safety issue at work and employees who are stressed are at risk of stress-related illness and/ or injury. In previous blogs we’ve identified that practice managers have a stressful job However, despite this it’s also usually practice managers role to help others deal with stress in the practice. Stress is

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Practice Managers: Should we expect a mass exodus?

Practice Managers: Should we expect a mass exodus?

A well-publicised research report published by the Institute of Healthcare Management (IHM) this week revealed that over half of current practice managers have applied for new jobs and the majority of those are aiming to get out of practice management altogether. While the survey only spoke to a relatively small number of PMs, it does

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How difficult is it to say no?

I have always been the kind of person any boss would be pleased to employ – hard-working, uncomplaining and loyal.  I could always be relied on to accept those last-minute, ‘urgent’ jobs when everyone else had skedaddled off home even though they often took me extra hours or even days to complete and many times

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Mindfulness For The Office

Mindfulness For The Office

Mindfulness is a massive buzzword at the moment, celebrated by all manner of celebs but also fully recognised now by the NHS as a potential means to preventing or remedying burnout, stress and depression. Practising mindfulness in some way could be hugely beneficial to Practice Managers, since it’s built on the premise that by slowing

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