NHS leaders offered psychological support and army mentoring amid covid pressures

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  • NHSE commissions psychological support for leaders suffering from burnout
  • Army mentorship scheme also on offer
  • Managers’ union warns some managers have been operating without a break since March

Senior NHS leaders are being offered one-to-one psychological support, as well as army mentorship, as the third wave of covid-19 activity reaches new heights.

The NHS England scheme for psychological support will be provided by the Association of Clinical Psychologists and offer a confidential service to senior leaders.

NHSE’s announcement said: “We recognise that some of our senior leaders may be experiencing anxiety, depression or burnout for which they would value a brief psychological intervention.”

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Source: HSJ

Author: Ben Clover

Date: 14 January 2021