Medical News Checkup - April 2022


Industry News, Medical

We're going to continue to bring you some positive and informative news from the medical industry each month, and if you are available for sessions, or know someone that is, please check our latest medical jobs below.

Free coaching helping GP's to manage pandemic stress

A study by the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) has found that NHS England's 'Looking After You Too' coaching scheme was ‘effective in improving short-term perceived wellbeing and resilience’ in GPs and other primary care staff. The coaching was introduced at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 as NHS England attempted to help teams manage new situations and deal with the added pressure.

Read more here (GP Online)

Campaign aims to help India-trained nurses overcome barriers to UK registration

The Nursing and Midwifery Council is being asked to urgently address a “miscarriage of justice” that means thousands of India-trained nurses have been unable to achieve registration, despite living and working in the UK for years. The nurses – who in many cases have gained British citizenship status – are “stuck” in unregistered roles in pay grades that do not match their skill sets, qualifications or experience, because they cannot pass the English language test to register as a nurse with the NMC.

Read more here (Nursing Times)

GP representatives to vote on policy to reduce core opening hours to 9-5 across UK

Representatives attending the annual conference of UK local medical committees (LMCs) next month will vote on policy to reduce core GP hours to 9am until 5pm. Current core opening hours in UK general practice are 8am to 6.30pm. Avon LMC will propose the motion which says ‘urgent action’ should be taken to manage the imbalance between workload and workforce within general practice, and ‘demands that the core GP contract is reduced to the hours of 09.00 to 17.00’.

Read more here (Pulse Today)

How to manage burnout as a nurse or doctor

Working as a nurse or doctor can be a rewarding career, but it can also be notoriously stressful especially during these times. On-going stress and constant pressure in the workplace can often lead nurses and doctors to suffer from exhaustion and in some cases, burnout. Mental health is equally as important as physical health and as a doctor, nurse or medical professional it can be hard to self-diagnose burnout.

Read more about burnout and tips to manage it here

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