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Strategy for Doctors’ Health and Wellbeing 2018-2021

Author: HSE

Publication Year: 2018


Message from the Director-General
Message from HR National Director
Executive Summary
Chapter One: Background and Context of the Strategic Plan
Chapter Two: The Health and Wellbeing of Doctors
Chapter Three: Existing Supports and Resources for Healthcare Staff
Chapter Four: How to Use the Recommended Standards
Chapter Five: Medical Students
Chapter Six: Non-Consultant Hospital Doctors
Chapter Seven: Consultant/Senior Doctor Medical Personnel
Chapter Eight: General Practitioners (GPs)
Chapter Nine: Supplemental Considerations
Supplemental Considerations for International Medical Graduates (IMGs)
Supplemental Considerations for Doctors with health issues
Supplemental Considerations for Doctors who are planning to retire
Supplemental Considerations for Doctors who are not on a Training Scheme/Locums
Supplemental Considerations to Promote Family-friendly and Inclusive Working Environments


The national Strategy for Doctors’ Health and Wellbeing 2018-2021 contains recommended standards designed for medical students, Non-Consultant Hospital Doctors, Consultant/Senior Doctor Medical Personnel and General Practitioners (GPs). The Strategy was prepared by the Workplace Health and Wellbeing Unit of the HSE HR Division.

More than 30 healthcare professionals were part of the project team which developed the strategy. These included representation from third level colleges, regulatory bodies, hospital administrators, doctors at all grades and specialities, medical students, educators, professional associations and representative bodies.

The Strategy includes standards adapted from, and endorsed by, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. They have been created to support and maintain the health and wellbeing of doctors in their various workplaces and throughout their working lives.

Format Download
Keywords health, strategy, Doctor's health
Publisher HSE
Classification Doctor's health
Pages 62
Categories: Reports, Irish Content
External Link
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