It is well documented that people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender often have higher levels of mental health difficulties than their heterosexual and cis-gender counterparts. This has been associated with experiences of homophobic or transphobic discrimination, inequality and bullying. Growing up in shame, feeling different, emotionally isolated and afraid can have a […]
PHP Service has received an outstanding Rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC.) Please see the full report below: http://php.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2019/03/CQC-Final-report-2.pdf
Dr Clare Gerada writes for the Royal College of Surgeons https://www.rcseng.ac.uk/news-and-events/blog/avoiding-burnout-in-the-nhs/
Practitioner health service was the feature of a documentary and discussion on the Victoria Derbyshire show on Monday 3rd September. The 16 minute film can be viewed here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06k5gdy
The NHS Practitioner Health Programme has published an updated version of the ‘Guidance and Competencies for the provision of services using practitioners with a special interest – Health for Health Professionals Practitioner.’ This framework was first developed and adopted in 2010 in collaboration with the Royal Colleges of General Practitioners and Psychiatrists and the Faculty […]
The game has been developed by Focus Games Ltd in partnership with the NHS Practitioner Health Programme (PHP); a confidential, NHS treatment service for doctors and dentists unable to access confidential care through mainstream NHS routes due to the nature of their role and/or health condition. Working Stress Game™ helps clinical staff understand the unique […]
RSM Health Matters Podcast: Searching for Truth: Suicide and Accidental Death in Doctors To hear this podcast, please click here
The Service The NHS General Practitioner Health (GPH) service is a new service started in early 2017. The service has been commissioned by NHS England to provide a mental health and addiction service for General Practitioners (GPs) who are experiencing mental health or addiction problems. The service will be operated by the award winning NHS […]
Article by Dr Clare Gerada published in the British Medical Journal 05/12/17 CLICK HERE
The Practitioner Health Programme, delivering the NHS GP Health Service, has won a 2017 Outsystems Customer Innovation Award for our intuitive and adaptable appointment booking app, which works on all Android and iOS smartphones. The app was created in collaboration with developers Truewind.
The NHS General Practitioner Health Service (NHS GPH) and NHS Practitioner Health Programme (NHS PHP) held its annual health summit on Wednesday 29th March 2017. Linked below are the Delegates Handbook and speakers presentations. Practitioner Health Summit Delegate Handbook
NHS GPH Information Leaflet This leaflet provides information about how to access confidential mental health and addiction support for GPs and GP trainees across England provided by the NHS General Practitioner Health Service.
Join us and learn how to thrive and survive at work! On February 11th we will be gathering at St Bedes in York to explore the benefits of reflective group work. The day will be split into two parts. First we will examine what we can do for ourselves to maintain our well being throughout […]
Job Title: Bank Adult Psychotherapist (Flexible) Salary: £60-70 per hour (depending on experience) The Service The NHS General Practitioner Health (GPH) service is a new service that opened in early 2017. The service has been commissioned by NHS England to provide a mental health and addiction service for General Practitioners (GPs) who are experiencing mental health […]
The Hurley Group/NHS Practitioner Health Programme is delighted to have been awarded the contract to establish a new national England-wide NHS General Practitioner Health (GP Health) service. The service is the world’s first nationally-funded health service of its kind for general practice, and will offer care to all GPs and trainees in England suffering with […]
Healthcare professionals are well accustomed to giving care often at the expense of their own health and personal life. We work long and odd hours often under unrelenting pressure. It can be difficult to strike a work life balance in this current climate. Having experienced the positive mental and physical effects of yogic breathing and […]
9.30am – 12.30pm – Friday 24th June 2016 Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescott Street, London, E1 8BB The NHS Practitioner Health Programme has more than 8 years of experience, seeing and treating thousands of clinicians suffering with a range of health issues. In recent times we have seen a significant increase in younger doctors seeking […]
The number of GPs seeking help for work-related stress and mental health problems is increasing according to the former head of the Royal College of GPs. Dr Clare Gerada told the BBC that doctors were taking their own lives because of the pressure. Breakfast’s Tim Muffett has been to meet some GPs who are struggling […]
Clare Gerada argues that doctors too often ignore their own needs and that systems to support them need to change to cope with the problems they face Doctors are their own worst enemies. Each one of us is vulnerable to personal distress, burnout, or difficulty in functioning at work. Yet we normalise our […]
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 in Healthcare Awards Shortlist 2015
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 rates of mental health problems, including anxiety, depression, addiction, and increased suicide rates. The rate […]
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’ first priority is their patients’ care, but we must not forget that they can face […]
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 award and thank the Collaborative for this honour.
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 been away from work for at least 6?months with physical or mental health problems, drug […]
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 with the way we live today,” I believe that something is profoundly wrong with the NHS […]
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 the GMC Medical Register this morning (in confidence). I gave a talk for about thirty […]
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 approach to doctors with health problems, Clare Gerada, former chairwoman of the Royal College of […]
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 and look forward to the challenges facing practitioner health. A number of speakers provided presentations […]
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 a wider project exploring the ill health experiences of specific specialities within medicine. When compared to the general […]
‘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 […]
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
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
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.