Louise Greenwood (Director of Education) talks to Dr Andy Purbrick (CEO and GP) and David Birch. Andy was coached by David and they discuss how and why Andy decided that coaching was a good idea for him and how he benefitted from it.
David Birch is an independent executive coach and supervisor accredited by Ashridge business school.
Dr Andy Purbrick (Joint CEO) & Dr Edd Rendell (Medical Director) discuss the complexities of the Integrated Care Systems, what they mean for GPs and how important the role of Wessex LMCs’ will continue to be to represent our practices. Do find out more by looking at the BMA’s briefing summary and comprehensive policy-analysis of the white paper Integrated care systems (ICSs) (bma.org.uk)
Phoebe Roberts and Hayley Wall (HIOW Wellbeing Programme) discuss supporting all members of staff via the HIOW Health and Wellbeing Hub. With Louise Greenwood (Wessex LMCs) they outline three key areas of support. The People Portal which is an open website full of resources, videos and signposting NHS Wellbeing - Idea Spotlight (hiowpeople.nhs.uk) .
Secondly, the Health and Wellbeing Support Service offers 1:1 consultations with a Health and Wellbeing Advisor who can explore how people are feeling and offer advice and guidance by way of a personalised plan. These consultations are bookable via email at HWSS@hhft.nhs.uk or via calling 0300 772 7099 Monday – Friday, 9am-4.30pm.
Finally, we have the Employee Assistance Programme which all colleagues working in general practice across HIOW can access free of charge by calling the confidential helpline on 0800 028 0199 which is available 24/7. It is an external and confidential service where individuals can discuss their concerns and seek advice and support on a range of matters such as legal issues, relationship issues, financial information, housing concerns, stress and anxiety, low mood, domestic abuse, family issues and much more.
Dr Amrita Sen Mukherjee joins us to talk about a series of free support webinars on offer for GPs. At the end of each webinar, group coaching circles will be offered to all those involved. The coaching circles offer GPs the opportunity to talk about the personal experiences and the personal impact of this time in a safe, confidential space to process their thoughts.
Find out more and book onto the forthcoming webinars here:
Colleagues at Devon LMC have developed and operationalised a simple system which collects a small amount of anonymised data from their practices so that they are able to indicate to the broader system the strain General Practice is under. This presents data in a simple to understand format which can compete with OPEL data collected on various system dash boards. In fact, their system converts the General Practice Alert State (GPAS) data into an OPEL assessment with associated triggers for a system response to support.
Wessex LMCs have reviewed the GPAS system and feel it to be a valuable and worthwhile tool that will help present facts to our system partners that will be hard to ignore! The GPAS system will be rolled out to Wessex Practices w/c 9th May 2022.
Dawn Chalcraft, Deputy Director of Primary Care at Wessex LMCs speaks with Andy Mintram, Business Manager at The Adam Practice to explain more.
Find out more here: https://www.wessexlmcs.com/gpasgeneralpracticealertstate