The NHS

I am a big fan of the NHS – it isn’t perfect but, when I have needed it, I have received some excellent care from some truly amazing people.  Currently, the NHS does, however, appear to be in a spot of bother – strike upon strike, never-ending waiting lists, staff shortages, buildings that are not fit for purpose… the list of woes goes on. 

What can we do to help?

Well, we can all do our bit to both help ourselves and support the NHS.  

Studies have found that up to 90% of long-term conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and cancer, are preventable and caused by poor lifestyle choices.(1)

If we change our collective behaviour we can change our nation's health and reduce the burden on the NHS – sound good? 

 

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Group Consultations

“A group consultation is a series of one-to-one appointments within a group setting, delivered by a clinician and supported by a facilitator, either virtually or face to face.”

It is hard as a GP to offer lifestyle medicine interventions within a traditional 10 or 15-minute appointment.  I believe that group consultations can help with this.  I would love to offer group consultations, with a focus on lifestyle interventions, within the NHS, as well as privately.    The research shows that group consultations have better care outcomes, better patient education, higher patient and clinician satisfaction and provide cost-effective care.  97% of patients reported feeling more listened to and more satisfied and would recommend group consultations to friends and family. (2) Click here to find out more about group consultations

 

Staff Supervision

It has always struck me as somewhat odd that doctors and other healthcare professionals don’t have more support to help them deal with the pressures of the job.  Counsellors and therapists are required to undertake supervision.  The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy defines supervision as “A specialised form of mentoring provided for practitioners responsible for undertaking challenging work with people. Supervision is provided to ensure standards, enhance quality, advance learning, stimulate creativity, and support the sustainability and resilience of the work being undertaken.”   

I have been a doctor for nearly 25 years, have undertaken many years of psychotherapy personally and I have regular supervision myself.  I am delighted to offer a safe space to any healthcare professional to discuss whatever they feel would be helpful to them.

Supportive Sessions for Healthcare Professionals

£80 per hour

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NHS Staff

As a thank you to all NHS staff and colleagues, I give a 10% discount on everything I offer

 

I am very proud to have worked as a GP, in the NHS, for over 15 years.  Like most organisations, I feel the staff are what makes the NHS what it is.  It is so important to look after those hard-working NHS staff.

I have delivered “Law’s Little Lifestyle Wins For Primary Care” at Primary Care Network away days.  The talk has been well received and I was delighted to get the following feedback.

 

“Sue facilitated a session at our PCN away event on lifestyle medicine and wellness.  Her session was informed, engaging and inclusive.  Our teams in general practice do a great job often in great adversity of workload and expectation.  Sue’s session provided insight, with practical steps and approaches for staff to make small changes to look after themselves to help their resilience and wellness.  The session was interactive and engaging. I would recommend Sue with her knowledge and enthusiasm for any team events that will help support teams and individuals.”

Neil Parsons Business Transformation Manager, Mewstone Primary Care Network

 

 

“We asked Sue to be the headline speaker at our Primary Care Network away afternoon because we wanted to give all our colleagues, who spend their working lives caring for others, an opportunity to think about their own health and wellbeing. She gave a fantastically informative and entertaining talk, which was pitched perfectly to engage both clinical and non-clinical professionals in the room. She managed to give everyone (in a non-judgemental way), some little nuggets to take away and try and improve their own lifestyle. It was lovely to hear the buzz and see the smiling faces at work the next day as people discussed what they had taken from it.”

 

Dr Jemma Cooper, GP Partner Yealm Medical Centre and Clinical Director, Mewstone PCN

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honestly, I was skeptical initially....  you were authoritative and I was impressed by the medical evidence you presented.... I enjoyed our brief discussions and would have liked to discuss things further if we had had more time

- Phil - Occupational Health Doctor, Director Cotswold Medicals Ltd