Medical Personnel Induction

Personal and Professional Support for Staff

Moving to a new NHS Trust, with its own policies and procedures can sometimes be stressful, especially if the culture within the Trust is very different to the Hospital or country in which you previously practice.

In the early days of an appointment loneliness can be a problem. Confidential help and support is available within SUHT and can be accessed through Occupational Health on 023 8079 4156 or the Trust Chaplaincy Team on 023 8079 8517. This can either take the form of informal advice and help, or counselling for personal or work-related stress can be arranged if appropriate.

Clinical practice seems to get more complicated by the day with the ethical dimension of clinical decision-making being scrutinised more closely and publicly.

SUHT has formed a Clinical Ethics Resource Group to assist staff confronted by unusual or complex ethical decisions.

Help from members of this group is accessed via Dr Tom Woodcock, Consultant Anaesthetist or Rev. Richard Lowndes, Senior Manager for Spiritual Care, Bereavement Care and Voluntary Services. If you need to contact the Clinical Ethics Resource Group please do so via Erica Lifford who can be contacted on 023 8077 7222 extn 5043 or via email.

Advice from the group does not undermine responsibility for clinical decision-making as the ultimate responsibility remains with the appropriate consultant.