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Professional Support Unit leaflet (English)

Professional Support Unit leaflet (Welsh)

NHS Wales guidance on health and wellbeing for staff and managers

Social Media Guidance: Although medical professionals should be free to take advantage of the many personal and professional benefits that social media can offer, it is important that they are aware of the potential risks involved. This guidance provides practical and ethical advice on the different issues that doctors and medical students may encounter when using social media.

Exercise for improving handwriting: Some pointers on how to improve your handwriting skills.

Introduction to Concept Mapping: Concept mapping is a technique for representing the structure of information visually. There are several uses for concept mapping.

Time Management – Grid and How To Improve: Great time management is one of the most vital skills doctor can develop. A quote from Stephen Covey sums up how we can best use our time: "I am personally persuaded that the best thinking in the area of time management can be captured in a single phrase: “Organize and execute around priorities."

How to make a Mind Map: Links to the following websites will show you the tools on how to make a mind map:

http://www.mind-mapping.co.uk/make-mind-map.htm

http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newISS_01.htm

Relaxation Exercise: A 5 minute exercise to help you feel relaxed and focussed.

Practical and Financial Support for Doctors: If you have been signed off sick for any amount of time it can be difficult to adjust to your new circumstances. There is often a lot of help and support available from your trust or deanery, and organisations such as the BMA, but information on financial support may be difficult to find and can be confusing.  The information here is intended as a guide and there may be things that have been omitted – it is always useful to talk to as many people as possible and ask for help if you need it!

Health for Health Professionals: The Health for Health Professionals (HHP) is a face to face counselling service to all doctors in Wales. You can access free and confidential advice between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday. Phone 0800 058 2738.

British Medical Association:

BMA website

BMA Doctors' Wellbeing

 

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