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Wellbeing


Join our campaign for proper personal protective equipment (PPE)

The BMJ’s #properPPE campaign is calling for healthcare workers on the frontline to be given the appropriate level of personal protective equipment (PPE).

We are calling for doctors to have the correct PPE for each clinical setting; for PPE of sufficient quality and quantity; and for doctors to be given what they need to make them feel safe.

Why we are calling for #properPPE

“For healthcare staff on the frontline of the covid-19 pandemic, work has suddenly become a frightening place,” says The BMJ’s editor in chief, Fiona Godlee. “There is real and justified fear about personal safety, fuelled by a scandalous lack of personal protective equipment.”

158章你的奶真好吃Our international campaign will push governments to act to give staff what they need and want to make them feel safe.

Read more about the campaign here: Protect our healthcare workers

Join the campaign
Share your stories with us on social media by using #properPPE. We want to hear about your experience of what protection you have and stories of what you’ve had to do to source PPE. Please let us and the BMA know at newsdesk@svw0550.com so we can push governments to act

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158章你的奶真好吃Doctors' wellbeing is a key priority for The BMJ. You can find a range of content and resources to support wellbeing below.

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Occurrence, prevention, and management of the psychological effects of emerging virus outbreaks on healthcare workers: rapid review and meta-analysis
What organisations around the world are doing to help improve doctors’ wellbeing






How can I feel less isolated from colleagues?

How can I keep calm during self-isolation?
Managing mental health challenges faced by healthcare workers during covid-19 pandemic

Helen Salisbury: Fear in the time of covid
How can I cope with redeployment?



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Suicide


Julian Warshafsky: how this doctor died and what it tells us about the system that failed him
Suicides among junior doctors in the NHS


Fatigue and Sleep
Fatigue and risk - are train drivers safer than doctors?
Should doctors work 24 hour shifts?
"Going the extra mile" endangers doctors, patients, and the NHS
Optimising sleep for night shifts


Resilience and Burnout
Resilience: Five minutes with . . . Nicola McKinley

Burnout among doctors
When "resilience" becomes a dirty word


Unprofessional behaviour
Confronting unprofessional behaviour in medicine
I'm being bullied by a colleague: what should I do?
Bullying in the workplace: almost 40% of doctors think it is a problem, BMA finds
NHS staff get new measures to tackle violence in the workplace
Scottish health secretary orders independent inquiry into bullying culture at NHS Highland


Emotional wellbeing
Jenny Firth-Cozens: What I learnt from studying doctors’ mental health over 20 years


Moral Distress in hospital doctors
When doctors need treatment: an anthropological approach to why doctors make bad patients


Working environment

Workplace gyms and canteens should suit doctors’ working patterns, says BMA report

Why junior doctors need more autonomy


Student
Improving student mental wellbeing




#giveusabreak campaign

In response to the rising prevalence of burnout, in support of the work done by many other organisations, and following discussions with our wellbeing advisory board, The BMJ158章你的奶真好吃 is launching a campaign calling for doctors to be able to take the breaks that they need for their wellbeing and for patient safety.

158章你的奶真好吃This isn’t a new idea. Medical organisations, trade unions, and royal colleges have campaigned on this issue in the past and continue to do so. However, the problem persists and may be getting worse. We will bring these organisations together, along with other stakeholders such as employer and patient organisations, in a united effort to change systems, working practices, and culture to ensure that doctors get the breaks they need.

158章你的奶真好吃You can take part in the campaign by sharing your examples of where things are changing for the better or where more work needs to be done through social media using #giveusabreak.

“Going the extra mile” endangers doctors, patients, and NHS
Fatigue and risk: are train drivers safer than doctors?
Optimising sleep for night shifts
Should doctors work 24 hour shifts?
Workplace gyms and canteens should suit doctors’ working patterns, says BMA report


Advisory Board

158章你的奶真好吃We have invited a group of international experts to contribute to our work on well-being and help us to identify priorities.

Alice Hartley
Urology Trainee in North-East England and chair of RCSEd #LetsRemoveIt campaign

Chris Horn
GP, academic clinical fellow, Swansea University Medical School

Chris Turner
Consultant in emergency medicine in Coventry, co-founder "Civility Saves Lives"

Cristin Lind
Patient/family leader, QRC Stockholm Kvalitetsregistercentrum

Efi Panagopoulou
Associate professor of health psychology and communication in the Medical School of Thessaloniki

Faye Gishen
158章你的奶真好吃 Palliative medicine physician and undergraduate medical educator at UCL Medical School

Jane Lemaire
158章你的奶真好吃 Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, at the University of Calgary, Canada. Vice Chair of Physician Wellness and Vitality in the Department of Medicine University of Calgary.

Jocelyn Cornwell
Chief executive of The Point of Care Foundation

Melanie Jones
Medical career development advisor

Anthony Montgomery
158章你的奶真好吃 Professor of Work & Organizational Psychology, University of Macedonia

Rebecca Burch
Neurologist and headache specialist in Boston and Wellness Committee chair

Ronald Epstein
Professor of Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Oncology and Medicine (Palliative Care), American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor, Co-director, Center for Communication and Disparities Research, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Clare Gerada
Medical director of the NHS Practitioner Health Programme and GP

Cat Chatfield and Abi Rimmer are the co-leads of The BMJ Wellbeing work. You can contact them via Twitter on and or please join group on Facebook.