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Learning the skills of wellbeing takes more than a one hour workshop. For healthcare to find a way to take better care of the workers, we need radical change not tweaks at the edges.

Staff wellbeing takes more than a one hour workshop.

Learning the skills of wellbeing takes more than a one hour workshop. For healthcare to find a way to take better care of the workers, we need radical change not tweaks at the edges.

Healthcare Crisis: 6 things you can do

Healthcare Crisis: 6 things you can do right now for better health and better healthcare Healthcare workers are struggling with exhaustion, frustration, distress, vicarious trauma, moral injury, anxiety, depression and burnout. Recent news of doctor suicides is totally heartbreaking. There is a direct relationship between the health of doctors and the health outcomes of patients.  […]

What does healthcare need from its leaders in 2022?

What does healthcare need from its leaders in 2022? During the pandemic crisis healthcare workers have pulled together to respond with military precision and peak effectiveness to meet the immediate need, to look after patients. But what of before and after the crisis? Burnout and workforce shortages already existed pre-COVID and healthcare worker wellbeing was […]

Be more like water

People, healthcare workers, are saying two things over and over to me in the first two weeks of 2022. Everyone is so fatigued after two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all so tired. What can we do, all we can do is keep going. I was lucky and grateful to have a couple […]

How to be more balanced and fulfilled, working in medicine.

The Thriving Doctor – How to be more balanced and fulfilled, working in medicine. It’s no secret that doctors are under pressure. COVID-19 has amplified their workplace stress, threatened their own wellbeing and demanded they work in conditions few others have to consider. When doctors are well, patient health outcomes and experience improve according to […]

How to decide who to work with

Many more doctors are seeking coaching in 2021 which is wonderful. Evidence-based coaching has much to offer the coachee doctor in terms of development, growth and learning. In 2020, Liselotte, Dyrbye, Shanafelt, Gill et al published their randomised trial in JAMA asking the key question: Does professional coaching result in a measurable reduction in burnout […]

Let the first stone you drop in the water be for yourself

Doctor Self-Care The experienced psychiatrist sitting opposite me in coaching said “You were the first person to ever ask me: What do you want?” He went on to describe the profound impact this simple question had had on him. These four words had permitted him to discover, to imagine, to believe that he could actually […]

Better health outcomes for all

For a balanced life, more fulfilling careers and a sustainable healthcare system. Every week multiple people ask me two questions… What is coaching? Why do doctors seek a coach, how does it help them? To answer these questions I have written a white paper, Coaching for Doctors: A Balanced Life which specifically seeks to explain the […]