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GP Well-being with Dr Helen Garr - The Wellbeing GP

October 24, 2019

Do you know how to look after your well-being as a GP?

In this episode, I am joined by Dr Helen Garr- The Wellbeing GP as we talk about how to improve your well-being in primary care.

Which tip will you use?

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This video is sponsored by GP Task Force: https://gptaskforce.com/ providing wrap-around support for Derbyshire General Practice. 

 

01:05 Dr Helen Garr: The Wellbeing GP

Website: https://thewellbeinggp.co.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewellbeinggp/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thewellbeinggp/?hl=en

 

02:10 Helen is a portfolio GP working at Cripps Health centre at the University of Nottingham http://www.unhs.co.uk/

 

02:27 She also works at the GP health service now called NHS practitioner Health: https://php.nhs.uk/ or text NHSPH to 85258

 

This is free to any doctor or dentist in England and completely confidential. 

 

05:13 Locally we have the Nottinghamshire LMC wellbeing site to support GPs. See https://www.nottinghamshirelmc.co.uk/support/wellbeing/

 

05:48 GP-S provides free mentoring to GPs in the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire area. https://www.gp-s.org/

 

07:30 How to recognise burnout

09:53 Do you have an emergency chocolate or treat drawer? Comment if you do. 

10:16 The five ways to wellbeing

11:03 Connecting with others

12:10 Would you have a practice board game club?

12:30 Learn something new (doesn’t have to be clinical)

13:06 Timetabled practice meeting

13:20 Podcasts for learning

13:44 see our episode on appraisal with Dr Zoe Norris: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ru5zh2MlOXM

14:12 GP reading list: https://egplearning.co.uk/ramblings/books-to-read-after-qualifying-as-a-gp-summer-2019/

14:22 This is going to hurt by Adam Kay: https://amzn.to/2MGVxBU

14:47 Exercise and activity

15:10 Exercise snacking

16:40 Standing desks: https://egplearning.co.uk/education/standing-desks-in-general-practice/

17:40 how do you call your patients in or would you do burpees?

18:56 Mindfulness - being present and taking notice of what is going on around us. 

19:58 How to clean your teeth mindfully…

20:27 Apps for mindfulness like Calm www.calm.com/health which is free for healthcare professionals or try Headspace: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R676uNsMDbI

24:00 Giving

24:35 Pay it forward

25:50 Summary of the five points of well being

 

This video is sponsored by GP Task Force: https://gptaskforce.com/ providing wrap around support for Derbyshire General Practice. 

 

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