Embracing positive psychology and coaching principles

"By celebrating diversity and inclusivity we help to improve the wellbeing of all healthcare workers. When we thrive, everyone benefits. Our patients deserve it. We deserve it."

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Why a Doctors’ Mess?

Everyone has a need to connect, particularly at a time of unprecedented change. We provide a safe, positive, confidential, energising place - to share, unload and reignite. Not all doctors have a place or team they feel supported by and connected to.

We run the Doctors Mess as highly interactive workshops with small break out groups on Zoom. We embrace positive psychology and coaching principles: equality, confidentiality, inclusivity and a belief in the resourcefulness of the NHS workforce.

We are committed to having and valuing a diverse workforce.

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We welcome any Doctor with a current GMC number in the UK, from foundation to retirement, in both primary and secondary care.

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What does it give to participants?

  • A time efficient regular opportunity to meet (virtually) with a small group of peers, facilitated by a medical educationalist in a safe and confidential space ( 1 hour with CPD)
  • A welcoming place/ team for those with no team or a team they feel excluded from.
  • Time to think, talk, share
  • This is for the participants own benefit as so many have had losses personally it also improves patient care. All the self-care skills are readily transferable to colleagues and patients. So many people are struggling, both health care workers and their patients.
  • We run highly interactive workshops with small break out groups on Zoom. We teach leadership by modelling inclusivity, listening and coaching and we use positive psychology, kindness, compassion and self-care as our bedrock.
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Who is it for?

Anyone with a current GMC number in the UK, from foundation to retirement, primary and secondary care.

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What does it offer the NHS?

The Doctors’ Mess has so much to offers the NHS:

  • Potential to aid retention of doctors at a time of high levels of stress and burnout.
  • Welcome and support for our international doctors.
  • A sense of belonging to those that currently feel isolated or marginalised
  • Demonstration of the value of diversity and inclusion.
  • A model of kindness and compassion to encourage doctors to first nurture themselves to survive and thrive, reducing burnout and PTSD.
  • Support to prevent suicides through confidential one to one conversations and signposting to specialist services if needed
  • Safety and space to allow whistleblowing and speaking up
  • Self-care and self-compassion WHICH translate to better patient care
  • A functioning model for Integrated Care Systems to aid the building of ‘flourishing teams’
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