Northamptonshire ICS Training Hub Coaching and Mentoring Support

Coaching Support for GPs, GPNs and Practice Managers

Northamptonshire Training Hub are delighted to extend our coaching support to GP’s, GPN’s, and Practice Managers in these unprecedented times.

We recognise that staff are working extremely hard rolling out the COVID vaccination programme and would like to offer this one off opportunity to receive coaching support.

Your coach will provide the coaching support at an agreed time for one hour at a time over a period of 6 months up to a maximum of 6 sessions.

These sessions will support you to explore issues and set goals and methods of assessing progress in relation to the goals in a non-judgemental way with our fully trained coaches who have worked in general practice and or are either GP's or GPN's.

New to Practice Programme - Coaching and Mentoring Support for GPs and GPNs

This offer is open to:

  • GPs: only those who have qualified within the last 12 months and have started working in General Practice in a substantive post.
  • GPNs: only those who have started working in General Practice substantively within the last 12 months or newly qualified GPNs.

If you are interested in mentoring and coaching (which will be provided by fully trained Mentors and Coaches who have worked in General Practice),

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National Coaching and Mentoring Support

#looking after you too: Primary Care Coaching Offer

Our primary care colleagues (including those working in both clinical and non clinical roles across general practice, dental, optometry and pharmacy services), have faced unprecedented challenges lately.

This individual coaching support offer is available to all primary care colleagues and is delivered by a highly skilled and experienced coach. This is a safe space to offload the demands of whatever you are experiencing and be supported in developing practical strategies for dealing with this. It might be that through a one off conversation you have all the strategies you need to cope with your situation and stay well, or you might find a few sessions helpful.

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#looking after you too: coaching support for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff

This is one to one wellbeing coaching support offer for BAME NHS workforce in NHS and ambulance trusts through COVID-19 and beyond.

Talking to a trained coach can help you process the experiences you are facing, develop coping skills and importantly, develop practical strategies to manage the situation and maintain your health and wellbeing, so you can carry on with your work and your life. It’s a space for you to offload the demands of whatever you are experiencing, deal with difficult conversations ensuring your wellbeing and resilience remains a priority.

All coaching sessions are free and confidential – details will never be shared with employers. All coaching sessions are available via phone or video call, seven days a week at a day and time that suits you.

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#looking after your team: Coaching support for leaders, managers or those who organise a team or group in primary care

Our #LookingAfterYourTeam service will create an opportunity for individuals who lead, manage or organise teams, groups, services or networks, to access coaching about their team. Coaching support is available with a highly skilled and experienced coach and is centred around compassionate and collaborative team leadership. The aim is to encourage psychological wellbeing and resilience in teams while supporting them to continue to deliver projects, services and high quality care to patients.

The coaching will be orientated towards proactively supporting you to work with your team to develop practical strategies, making small improvements and amplifying the voice of primary care across the system.

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#ProjectM - coaching and mentoring for leaders

#ProjectM is a new development offer, aimed at all NHS team leaders and managers.

Free, confidential, 1-2-1 coaching or mentoring support sessions for all NHS and social care leaders.

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Looking after your Career

This tailored coaching service can support you to take practical steps over your career direction and to proactively advance it. Your coach can help you to develop career plans and strategies for self-management.

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Northamptonshire ICS Training Hub Networking/Peer Support

  • First 5 (early career GPs) Networking Events and Support Group
  • Wise5 (senior GPs) Networking Events and Support Group
  • PA (Physician Associate) Network
How-to Guides
'Easy to run' virtual pause space

This guidance has been designed for anyone to use in a virtual setting, to respect the current challenges on time and space and limitations on face-to-face interaction.

In these challenging times, we know the pressure on individuals and teams has the potential to mount, so finding space to re-set, re-charge and re-commit will be crucial in encouraging people to leave the pressures of work behind, as they re-connect with family and friends at the end of a shift. We know the pressures are not just felt by clinical or ‘frontline’ staff and we encourage you to offer this to others too.

This virtual guide is for people who are not confident to, or do not wish to use breakaway rooms on their virtual platform. Or it may be that you are using a platform without a breakaway room option.

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10 minute virtual pause space with breakaway rooms

This guidance has been designed for anyone to use in a virtual setting, to respect the current challenges on time and space and limitations on face-to-face interaction.

In these challenging times, we know that the pressure on individuals and teams has the potential to mount, so finding space to re-set, re-charge and re-commit will be crucial in encouraging people to leave the pressures of work behind, as they re-connect with family and friends at the end of a shift. We know that the pressures are not just felt by clinical or ‘frontline’ staff and we encourage you to offer this to others too.

This virtual guide is for people who are confident with using virtual platforms with breakout rooms.

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Practical steps in the event of a staff death

In the unfortunate circumstance of a death in service, we understand the need to balance sensitivity with the practical need to administer pay and (if applicable) an NHS pension during a difficult time for the next of kin.

The purpose of this guidance is to provide you, the line manager, with a clear process that outlines the steps to take following the death of a colleague that reports to you.

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5-Min Me Space

Find five minutes to ask yourself ‘questions that matter’ to help you to develop a quiet mind, and practice kindness and compassion towards yourself, whatever is going on in your world.

For example, it can be used when people are by themselves, or perhaps with someone they trust. It can be used before or after a shift, or during down time when people may be reflecting on work finished or planning the next run of shifts. It might be helpful for people who haven’t yet manged to attend the team/group version, and it might even inspire some people to run a 10-min Pause Space (#10minPauseSpace) too.

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Communicating with children about Covid-19

A guide for key worker parents and carers when talking to children

If you’re a key worker parent or carer, Dr Sarah Helps, a clinical psychologist and consultant family therapist at the Tavistock Clinic in North London, has shared this short podcast about family communication during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information and to listen to the podcast 

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Going home checklist
  • Take a moment to think about today
  • Think about one thing that was difficult – let it go
  • Consider three things that went well
  • Are you ok? If not, have you told someone? Your colleagues, senior team and Occupational Health are here to support you.
  • Check in on your colleagues before you leave – are they ok?
  • Acknowledge your colleagues contribution – Have you said “Thank you”?
  • Now switch your attention to home.
  • How are you going to rest and recharge?

Do you need to talk to outside your organisation?
One Front Door National Helpline 0300 131 7000. Supported by Samaritans we are providing a national helpline for staff support open 07:00-23:00

Or text Crisis Support – NHSEI and Shout
By texting NHSPH to 85258 you will be put in touch with a trained Crisis Volunteer (CV) who will chat to you using recognised techniques via text.

Managing your energy in the workplace

Perry Timms, Founder and Chief Energy Officer at People and Transformational HR shares five tips to help with managing your energy at work.

Having written publications on creating an energised workplace where people are able to flourish and reach their potential, Perry:

  • Highlights the type of energies used most
  • Encourages reflection about what activities motivate and drain you
  • Explains how to make yourself more effective by actively managing your energy throughout the work day

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Supporting our working carers

There are currently an estimated 250,000 carers working in the NHS, many of whom are aged between 45-64 and so are likely to be among our most experienced and skilled staff. The care they give is unpaid and often helps to keep some of our most vulnerable members of society out of hospital or social care and improve their quality of life.

carer is someone who provides unpaid care and support to a family member or friend due to their disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care need. If you are looking after a child, including your own child, who has special physical or mental health support needs, then you are also a carer.

For information on support available 

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