The Vital Signs
A guide for doctors seeking help and advice
Authored by Dr Richard Stevens, a coach with the Thames Valley Professional Support Unit
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This guide, written exclusively for the RMBF by Dr Richard Stevens, 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.
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.