Why have we commissioned this review?
Creating training and working environments that encourage positive wellbeing is in the interests of both doctors and the patients they care for. We’re already improving our understanding of how working conditions affect the wellbeing of doctors in training with new questions in our national training surveys. It’s also important to look at the factors which impact on health and wellbeing at all other stages of a doctor’s career.
The findings from this review will enable us to work together with organisations across the UK to agree priority areas for collaborative action that can help tackle the causes of poor wellbeing.
We’re pleased that Professor Michael West and Dame Denise Coia agreed to chair this review.
Dame Denise Coia is the former Chair of Healthcare Improvement Scotland and former Vice-President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. She is a clinical psychiatrist and leader in the field of mental health.
Professor Michael West is a leading researcher in healthcare, with particular focus on how compassionate cultures, leadership and staff engagement links to high quality patient care. He is a Professor of Work and Organisational Psychology at Lancaster University Management School and a Senior Visiting Fellow at The King’s Fund.