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GMC to introduce 'emotional resilience' training after finding 28 doctors under investigation committed suicide

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For GPs out there doing both NHS and private, I would highly recommend you join the £250 a year Independent doctors federation. During my one year as GP chair, I set up free basic life support courses, (now they have added free child protection courses), black tie Christmas dinner for GPs and spouses, and we had revolving dinner tables with consultants, free educational lectures and last on the list to set up was a subsidised weekend retreat for R&R destressing which I never got around to completing. The IDF now has an appraisor specifically for portfolio GPs who have done unconventional routes, ie military, occu health, etc. so even they can pass revalidation without multiple appraisals with different orgs. They lobby on behalf of consultants and GPs and have even taken on insurance companies and engaged the competition commissioner. The camaraderie between consultants and GPs in this org is amazing to see. And one ex St Thomas' hospital consultant reached out and offered to help a NHS GP transition into PP as he had done! This is how it should be. Colleagues supporting each other and not using the GMC as a weapon.

Posted date

19 Dec 2014

Posted time

7:36am

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