Looking after yourself in General Practice
Oct 13th, 2021 by primarycareknowledgeboost
Working in General Practice can be challenging at the best of times, but needless to say has been more challenging of late. Lisa and Sara are joined by Dr Rachel Morris; GP, coach and host of You are not a Frog Podcast. She talks us through her top tips for looking after yourself in general practice. These include: the importance of framing this discussion with the caveat of not teaching ourselves how to put up with toxic work environments, but to consider how we can take control over things that we do have some control over. We discuss the importance of prioritising, planning your week, doing your best work at the best time and consider the importance of ‘catching the story that you’re telling yourself’. We then consider coping with the negativity in the media about general practice at the moment, assertiveness and the difference between stress and burnout.
This episode was supported by Greater Manchester Training Hub NHSE GP Fellowship programme.
Greater Manchester Training Hub NHSE GP Fellowship information: https://www.gmthub.co.uk/offers/gp-fellowship
Dr Rachel Morris’s Podcast and Wellbeing/Resilience resources: https://youarenotafrog.com/
NHS Practitioner Help: https://www.practitionerhealth.nhs.uk/
Book recommendation: ‘Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less’ by Greg McKeown https://uk.bookshop.org/books/essentialism-the-disciplined-pursuit-of-less/9780753558690
Book Recommendation: ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ By Stephen Covey https://uk.bookshop.org/books/the-7-habits-of-highly-effective-people/9780762408337
Permission to Thrive monthly Webinars for doctors: https://www.shapestoolkit.com/permission-to-thrive
Resilient Team Academy - membership for leaders in Healthcare to help team to beat burnout and work happier: https://www.shapestoolkit.com/resilient-team-academy-2021
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