‘Fantastic service – a huge support through a difficult time and always offers sound advice’
‘Access to PHP was quick, thoroughly supportive and empathetic, good links to other therapies.’
‘A fantastic service – wish I had known about it earlier.’
‘The services here have been amazing, thank you so much.’
‘This is an invaluable service. All the staff are extremely professional and courteous.’
‘I am forever in debt to the priceless advice and selfless care I have received at PHP. And I also wish to praise the work you do as I am still in awe each time I visit that such a set-up even exists for those of us who have suffered alone for so long’
I have so much to thank you and the Practitioner Health Programme for in supporting me to acknowledge my health problems and guide me firmly and fairly through taking appropriate proactive and at times challenging steps to responsibly address them.’
‘Absolutely brilliant. PHP have got me through really dark days. It has been really supportive, positive and encouraging which is essential for my confidence at the moment.’
‘I found the help from PHP so good – really invaluable, so thank you again for all the work you do.’
‘I can’t thank you enough for all your help, I know I wouldn’t be in the place I’m in now if it wasn’t for your help.’
Nearly 25% of doctors working in the UK have been found to experience stress at some point in their careers. This conference on ‘Doctors’ Health and Well-being: from medical students, to trainees and senior doctors’ will be suitable for both trainees and trainers. The date of the event is Tuesday 12th November 2013 and the venue is the Royal Society of Medicine building, I Wimpole Street, London W1G0AE.
Doctors’ Health and Well-being: From Medical Students, to trainees and senior doctors
Reducing stress, increasing resilience and improving the mental well-being of doctors
Conference aims include:
• Learn about causes of stress and how to reduce stress in healthcare settings
• Increase your personal resilience and learn more about managing emotions
• Find out more about how to support trainees and doctors in difficulty
• Understand what doctors need from their colleagues when they are ill
The Keynote speaker is Dr Steve Peters who will describe a successful mind management system that he has used to help medical students, and has also used successfully with medal-winning elite athletes in the Olympic Games. Other speakers include leading psychoanalysts from MedNet, an occupational physician, Debbie Cohen and Dr Jane Marshall, a psychiatrist in addictions.
This is a great opportunity to hear these and other experienced speakers, and to learn more about how to improve doctors’ health and well-being.Please go to the RSM website for more information and to make bookings:
Various rates are available for delegates.
Due to NHS restructuring our email has now changed.
Please message us using our new email address via our contact page
Any emails sent to firstname.lastname@example.org will not be seen by the NHS Practitioner Health Programme team.
Practitioner Health Programme
We have been shortlisted for the BMJ Mental Health Team of the Year award 2013: More information here
The PHP Team
Left to right, top to bottom:
Max Henderson, Lynne Simpson, Lucie Thorn, Jane Marshall, James Anderson, Richard Jones, Ruth Deighton, Sheila Jones and Claire Gallagher
The Masterclass in reflective practice is led by Dr Clare Gerada, Chair of RCGP, the day will create a space for intelligent thoughtful discussion. We have invited practitioners from the field of psychiatry, group therapy, mentoring and coaching to help us as clinicians explore together how we understand the barriers to delivering excellent care and to identify solutions that we can engage in our busy working lives. This is about putting aside time and creating space to reflect, learn and share ideas.
Book a place: see here
Doctors on the GP performers list in Brighton & Hove can now self refer to PHP. Brighton & Hove CCG have entered into a call off arrangement with PHP to enable these practitioner patient’s to self refer to access timely and expert care
The report for the first three years of the NHS Practitioner Health Programme (PHP) report can be found here; PHP Three Year Report.
The report has been prepared by the PHP team with assistance from London Specialised Commissioning Group and we hope, when you read the document, that you will agree that this is an effective service.
The last year has seen PHP move from being a prototype service to a mainstream commissioned service. PHP has contract arrangements for practitioners living in London and is also able accept practitioners on a cost per case basis from all other areas of the UK.
PHP endorsed as a “crucial service” by JMCC, BMA, NCAS, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and defence organisations
PHP has been endorsed as a “crucial service” by JMCC, BMA, NCAS, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and defence organisations, further information is contained in this PDF document.