Support and Wellbeing
Support and Wellbeing are a core theme of training in LSCFT.
We ensure that our supervisors are accredited and are able provide the right support at the right time. Our educational governance structure ensures that everybody should feel supported and to raise concerns when they need additional support.
We have a number of International Medical Graduates working within our organisation and we ensure that they receive a bespoke induction, mentoring and development throughout their time with us.
Feedback is a core theme of our Medical Education Committee meetings, using information from a number of sources to ensure that doctors in our posts receive the optimum support. We also have junior doctor feedback forums and forums specifically for Foundation Doctors, Specialty Trainees and SAS Doctors. We have close links to the School of Psychiatry and local FY and GP Training Programmes to ensure that these trainees are supported even if they are with us for only a few months.
We are committed to working closely with Health Education England (HEE) on supporting Less Than Full Time (LTFT) Trainees and have appointed a LTFT Lead. We have also appointed a SuppoRTT Lead to facilitate a smoother transition back to work, when somebody has been off for a period of time.
We are committed to continually review the support and well-being of our doctors. We have a ‘Fatigue and Well Being’ working group which continually assesses the risk related to wellbeing in our training posts, based on the standards of the BMA document, ‘Fatigue and Facilities’ and the RCPsych document, 'Supported and Valued’. Following this work, we have purchased laptops for every junior doctor, have ensured that junior doctor rooms meet the BMA standards and we have built bedrooms for those doctors who are too fatigued to drive post on call.
LSCFT is proud of the diversity of our staff and patients and believe that diversity positively impacts on the education that we can deliver.