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The Vital Signs

RMBF's series of guides for doctors under pressure

Authored by Dr Richard Stevens, Acting Assistant Director, Thames Valley Professional Support Unit

The Vital Signs - a guide for doctors seeking help and advice (.pdf)

This guide sets out the key stress and pressure points for doctors, provides practical advice, and signposts support and resources for those experiencing stress and difficulty. It also gives background on how the culture of the medical profession contributes to stress and isolation for doctors. 

New: The Vital Signs in Primary Care - a guide for GPs seeking help and advice (.pdf)

Download our new edition of the Vital Signs Guide for General Practice, which sets out the key stress and pressure points to watch out for as a GP and GP trainee. This guide has been made possible with support from NHS England. The Vital Signs Guide

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