Health and wellbeing

The health and wellbeing of doctors fighting COVID-19 is of paramount importance. 

Dukes’ Keeping Well podcasts

The Dukes’ Club are releasing a series of short weekly ‘sound bite’ podcasts to help promote wellness and prevent burnout during this time. Here’s our latest podcast:

Episode 6 – Taking risks and facing danger while helping patients: reflections with David Nott, warzone trauma surgeon

View all Keeping Well podcasts here

General

  • Support to NHS Staff:
    • Support line: call 0300 131 7000 7am-11pm 7 days a week or text NHSPH to 85258 24/7
    • Wellbeing apps offering free NHS access: SilverCloud, Unmind, Headspace, Sleepio, Daylight

Debriefing

Senior trainees and consultants may want to introduce debriefing at the end of shifts or difficult cases. See below:

Regional support for trainees

  • England: Trainee Doctors & Dentist Support Service
  • Northern Ireland: Professional Support Unit
  • Scotland: Professional Support Unit
  • Wales: Professional Support Unit
  • Ireland:  Health Service Executive Workplace and Wellbeing Unit

Support and resources from colleges

Independent national resources

Other useful resources