Personal Wellbeing Stories

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Richard Dodds - My Burnout

Richard Dodds, Orthopaedic Surgeon from Royal Berkshire Hospital, discusses his personal wellbeing story and experience of burnout.

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Tony Clayson - Running on Empty

Tony Clayson, Orthopaedic Surgeon from Wrightington Hospital, discusses his personal wellbeing story and ‘running on empty’. Tony is also Consultant Lead for Staff Wellbeing in his Trust, and featured on a recent BOA Webinar on “Setting up pastoral care and leading on staff wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic”.

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Deborah Eastwood - The Importance of a Team

BOA Vice President Elect, and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Great Ormand Street Hospital, Deborah Eastwood discusses sustaining the love of her job throughout difficult stress situations, burnout statistics in orthopaedics found through a recent BOA survey and what the orthopaedic community and the BOA can do to support you and each other to work towards a better wellbeing.

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Jon Holley - Supporting Our Colleagues

Jon Holley is a T&O ST7 in the East Midlands. He has been a National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow and is the Co-founder of TEDxNHS. Six years ago his 5 month old son died and then his father. Jon suggests ways we can support suffering colleagues, providing practical and sensible suggestions for what to do and say at the time of any event or when they return to work.

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COVID-19 and me

The spring of 2020 was different. The gloom of a long drawn winter refused to go away. Despite the long days and blue sky, spring came with the looming shadows of a global pandemic...

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A personal strategy to confront stress in medical practice

In this short video, Andrew Wolf, Professor of Paediatric Anaesthesia, explains his personal strategy used to confront stress in his professional life.