Engaging, supporting and valuing doctors in training: improving wellbeing and support


These case studies explore initiatives to improve wellbeing and better support doctors in training.

As a learning organisation, we'd be grateful for feedback, as well as suggestions of local good practice that could complement our case studies. Please email any feedback and examples to nhsi.medicaldirectorate@nhs.net using the subject line 'doctors in training'.

Case studies reviewed by us

These case studies have been reviewed by our medical directorate and have an evaluated outcome.

Case study: peer-to-peer coaching and mentoring scheme for trainee doctors PDF, 190.7 KB

How Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust set up a peer-to-peer coaching and mentoring scheme for trainees to help them develop skills such as resilience, stress management, goal-setting and task prioritisation.

Case study: dedicated pastoral lead for doctors in training PDF, 90.5 KB

How University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust appointed a careers lead, a role that developed into a pastoral lead as doctors in training seemed to need this as well as career guidance.

Case study: supporting staff wellbeing with stress management, mindfulness and trauma debriefing, PDF, 167.9 KB

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust developed its 'Steps 4 Wellness' programme for improving physical health, mental health, making healthy choices and socialising at work.

User community case studies

These case studies have been sent sent to us by staff working in the NHS.

Case study: learning from excellence – a new approach to incident reporting PDF, 158.5 KB

See the benefits of a new 'excellence reporting tool' in the paediatric intensive care unit at Birmingham Children's Hospital, aiming for parity of esteem for learning from what we do well in healthcare as well as from serious incidents.

Case study: leading with authority and resilience training course for junior doctors PDF, 382.3 KB

Content and feedback from a well-received 'Leading with authority & resilience training' course commissioned for anaesthetics and ACCS trainees in London.

Case study: British Dietetics Association – nutritional wellbeing at work pilot PDF, 278.5 KB

British Dietetics Association's 'nutritional well-being at work' pilot in Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust's A&E department. A UK first.

Case study: fatigue-minimising, flexible e-rostering in the Emergency Department PDF, 308.4 KB

How Whittington Hospital's new rostering system reduces fatigue for staff, protects staff and patients, and reduces locum spend through redeployment of existing staff. It effectively builds training & personal commitments, while maintaining full service cover.


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    • 27 Jun '17

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