Emotional exhaustion, depersonalisation, vicarious trauma, and a low sense of personal achievement are all factors which contribute to burnout, intent to leave, ill health and workplace error, not to mention the negative effects upon our personal and professional relationships.
Healthcare professionals increasingly report such symptoms, and indeed, the GMC National Training Survey 2018 noted that 1 in 4 trainees, and 1 in 5 medical trainers reported features of burnout.
The recent GMC paper ‘Caring for Doctors Caring for Patients’, underlined the inverse relationship between poor physician wellbeing and positive patient outcomes.
The National Trauma Training Framework also emphasises that optimal patient care requires healthcare workers who are working in a trauma informed, and responsive fashion. This depends on individual, team level, and systems based wellbeing strategies.
’Making Life Work Better’ aims to be an impactful and entertaining one day conference, which addresses areas where we can all make a difference to our own health and wellbeing in the workplace, and that of our colleagues.
It shall build upon the success of our 2019 event, with an added systems based focus on asking:
How do we change healthcare systems, in caring for doctors caring for patients?
It promises to be an impactful programme which leaves attendees inspired to make and push for changes within their own organisations.
We very much look forward to welcoming you there.