Primary Care UK

E3: Stress & Wellbeing in the Workplace



IN THIS EPISODE Munir Adam speaks with Dr Nirja Joshi about Stress and wellness in the workplace.  Working in healthcare can be so rewarding and yet stress in the workplace is so common.  If you haven’t been affected yourself, you surely know someone who has.  Individually and collectively we all need to understand stress and wellbeing better so that we can contribute to making our workplaces more enjoyable, improve productivity and prevent burnout.

We will discuss what we mean by Stress, Wellbeing and Burnout; how to recognise it, why it’s so common, why the situation is quite desperate in the NHS, what strategies we can employ at work, what changes we can make ourselves, and where to turn for help.

SPECIAL THANKS to the guest speaker Nirja Joshi.
Dr Nirja Joshi is a GP and co-founder of The WorkWell Doctors who help to support the wellbeing of NHS staff.  Nirja also works as a dance teacher and volunteers for a charity, Duty to Care, who help provide therapy to NHS workers.

Workplace Wellbeing webinars for healthcare staff

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