We believe that trainee wellbeing is crucial in experiencing joy at work. We all undergo stressors in various aspects of our lives, particularly in the current climate. This can have a profound effect on our health and wellbeing.
This page provides an overview of services available for trainees. Each of the links below will take you to relevant information – some may only be available on the intranet from NHS computer.
Trainee Development and Wellbeing Service
This service, provided by the Scotland Deanery, supports all doctors in training.
Trainee Self Care
We understand that not everyone wants to access support services right away and that we all find ourselves struggling from time to time due to the nature of our work. The below resources maybe a good starting point.
- NHS Forth Valley Staff Wellbeing resources
- Doctors-in-Training Wellbeing and resource guide
- NHS Forth Valley General Self Help Guides
- The Little Book of Wellbeing – RCPSG
NHS Forth Valley Psychological Support and Services
- Staff Support Services
- Doctors-in-Training Peer Support Service – The Peer Support service is run by a group of trainees and consultants who provide support to colleagues who maybe struggling for personal or professional reasons. The team are able to signpost to other services too.
- Chaplaincy – Mix of denominational and non-denominational chaplains work from the spiritual care centre within FVRH atrium. Pop in any time to access non-judgement support, a quick cuppa or a chat.
Occupational Health Service
NHS Forth Valley Occupational Health Services provide specialist advice on work and health. We provide a confidential and comprehensive healthcare service. We are a multidisciplinary team made up of Specialist Occupational Health Nurses (SCPHN), Registered nurses, Counsellors, Psychologists and administration staff.
Our aim is to improve the health & wellbeing of all employees and help to ensure that they have a healthier, safer working environment. Information on Occupational Health services and how to access to other staff support services including Staff Physiotherapy and Podiatry are available on this link (intranet).
Are you concerned about your training?
Being a doctor in training can be challenging and sometimes ensuring you meet the required outcomes of your programme can seem like a struggle whilst balancing other personal and professional needs.
Please don’t let worries or concerns linger too long, the medical education and fellow clinicians are more than happy to help. The below flow chart gives some suggestions as to how to approach concerns relating specifically to your training post or needs.
If you have concerns about patient safety or your working environment, you can raise these with:
- Your Educational Supervisor
- Your department Clinical Director or service manager
- Your Training Program Director
- Any Consultant within the team in which you are working
- The Director of Medical Education (email@example.com)
- The Medical Director (firstname.lastname@example.org)
NHS Forth Valley Speak up Champion
We can all experience times where things don’t feel right at work. In NHS Forth Valley, we support an open culture where people are supported to speak up if they have concerns and we are committed to addressing concerns fairly and objectively. We also know it can be difficult to know where to turn to or how to speak up.
The Speak Up Team provides a confidential space to discuss concerns. We also provide information on the Whistleblowing Standards. Just as importantly, we want to hear your experiences of raising concerns and understand how we can better support you, and those around you, to keep doing a great job.