Professional support resources for healthcare staff
Are you a newly qualified healthcare professional, just started a new healthcare role or need some help in your current role? We have put together some links that can help you with anything from issues in the workplace, wellbeing to legal advice to health management.
Your professional body – As a healthcare professional, you should know who your professional body is as they can support you and provide you with the resources and help that you need, which is specific to your profession. For example, the professional body of occupational therapists is the Royal College of Occupational Therapists or for physiotherapists it’s the Charted Society of Physiotherapy. Find out your professional body here.
NHS Staff mental health and wellbeing hubs – Free in-person hubs have been set up to provide health and social care staff with local mental health services and support if needed. These hubs can offer you a clinical assessment and referrals to local services for further specialised support.
NHS Staff Support – Includes free resources and toolkits ranging from topics such as wellbeing, financial issues, your working environment and much more. There is also a telephone and text helpline where trained professionals can give you advice on coaching, bereavement care, mental health, and financial help.
British Medical Association (BMA) – They offer a range of information and services to help support you, including a free counselling service that is open 24/7 either by telephone or in person. You can discuss anything from stress, grief, or even legal advice. Other services include face to face psychotherapeutic consultation service and advice for coping with situations for the first time.
BMA Doctor Support Service – You may have to face an investigation by the General Medical Council (GMC), which can be very stressful. To help you cope with this, GMC have commissioned the BMA to run a support service on their behalf. They offer free telephone and face to face support as well as an orientation visit in the morning of your hearing. Call 020 7383 6707 or email [email protected].
General Medical Council (GMC) – They can provide health assessments and advice on health management because even though you care for the health of others, ultimately your health matters the most.
All these resources are strictly confidential and separate from your organisation. Remember they are all here for you to utilise when needed to support you and help through any issues you may have. Ensure to save this blog post for a rainy day, you never know when you may need it!