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The Vital Signs for Medical Students (new)

In 2017, the RMBF relaunched its programme of support for medical students. Written with the help of medical students and recently qualified doctors, the new Vital Signs guide outlines the unique stresses and pressures of medical school, offers advice and strategies for coping with the rigours of a medical education, and signposts people and organisations who can help in tough times.

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The Vital Signs

This guide is for all doctors, and was released as part of our What’s Up Doc? campaign to spotlight the pressure they face at work. It 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 provides background on how the culture of the medical profession contributes to stress and isolation for doctors.

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The Vital Signs in Primary Care

This updated version of The Vital Signs for primary care doctors 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.

 

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Dr Richard StevensAbout the author: Dr Richard Stevens

Dr Stevens studied Psychology and Physiology at Oxford before his medical degree. He has a certificate in psychodynamic counselling. He was a GP principal in Oxford for thirty years and was a trainer and tutor. For the last six years he has worked as a coach for the Thames Valley Professional Support Unit.