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PHP News

Jun
25

The Wounded Healer Conference 15/09/2015

Helping Each Other to Care in the Modern Health Service. NHS Practitioner Health Programme Conference  We are welcoming all Managers, Nurses, Doctors, Dentists, and other professionals working within the health and social care setting to attend this all-day conference. It is … Continue reading

Jun
22

Shortlisted for HSJ Award

The NHS Practitioner Health Programme has been shortlisted for the 2015 HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards! It will be announced on 22nd September 2015 if PHP has won the ‘Value and Improvement in Specialist Services’ Award. For more information: HSJ Value … Continue reading

May
29

When doctors need treatment: an anthropological approach to why doctors make bad patients

Authors: Alex Wessely, Clare Gerada Publication date:  12 Nov 2013 Doctors are frequently affected by mental health problems, but they often present late for treatment. Alex Wessely and Clare Gerada set out an anthropological approach to why doctors make bad patients Doctors have high … Continue reading

Dec
19

Reaction: GMC’s review of doctor suicides

The GMC will introduce ‘emotional resilience’ training and a national support service for doctors after an internal review found that 28 doctors committed suicide while under investigation by the regulator. Read the reaction here BMA chair, Dr Mark Porter Doctors’ … Continue reading

Dec
1

The NHS Practitioner Health Programme Year 2013-14 Report.

We have published our year 2013-14 report. Select the following link The NHS Practitioner Health Programme Year 2013-14 Report

Oct
31

Winner of the National Positive Practice Awards

The NHS Practitioner Health Programme team is pleased to announce that it has been selected as the winner of the ‘Innovation in Mental Health in Primary Care’, at the National Positive Practice Awards held by The Positive Practice collaborative.  We are delighted to receive this … Continue reading

Jul
30

‘You feel you’ve been bad, not ill’: Sick doctors’ experiences of interactions with the General Medical Council

Abstract Objective To explore the views of sick doctors on their experiences with the General Medical Council (GMC) and their perception of the impact of GMC involvement on return to work. Design Qualitative study. Setting UK. Participants Doctors who had … Continue reading

Jun
18

Something is profoundly wrong with the NHS today

Clare Gerada says that there are serious problems with working life in the NHS and that these must be tackled if the NHS is to have a secure future Just as the historian Tony Judt said that “something is profoundly wrong … Continue reading

Jun
11

Suspended Doctors Group at the Practitioner Health Programme

Group of suspended Doctors on the Practitioner Health Programme this morning about recovery Shibley Rahman It was a real honour and privilege to be invited to give a talk to a group of medical Doctors who were currently suspended on … Continue reading

May
27

GMC is “traumatising” unwell doctors and may be undermining patient safety, Gerada says

The former RCGP chairwoman Clare Gerada believes the medical regulator needs to rethink the way it treats doctors with health problems. Tom Moberly reports The General Medical Council is “traumatising” doctors and may be undermining the safety of patients through its adversarial … Continue reading

May
16

NHS Practitioner Health Programme Five Year Report

The NHS Practitioner Health Programme (PHP) Five Year Report provides an overview of the PHP service and the support it has provided for its practitioner patients over the past five years. It gives an insight into the treatment commissioners are funding … Continue reading

May
15

Practitioner Health Programme Five Year Event

On Wednesday 14/05/2014 The NHS PHP held an event “The NHS  Practitioner Health Programme Five Years On – Lessons Learnt and the Future Challenges” at the Regents Park Marriott Hotel, to celebrate and review the first five years of PHP … Continue reading

Jan
29

Doctors’ Health and Wellbeing: Depression in Surgeons

Dr Clare Gerada and Richard Jones work for the Practitioner Health Programme (PHP), a specialist service for doctors and dentists in the London area with mental health / addiction problems (www.php.nhs.uk). Here they discuss some of their preliminary findings (specific to surgeons) from … Continue reading

Nov
29

Patient Feedback

‘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 … Continue reading

Feb
25

We have been shortlisted for the BMJ Mental Health Team of the Year award 2013

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 … Continue reading

Apr
18

GP’s in Brighton and Hove can now self refer

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 … Continue reading

Jan
26

London Practitioner Health Programme – the 3 Year Report

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 … Continue reading

Jul
25

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.