Box 3.

A space for some space

In a number of trusts chief registrars have organised a designated space away from the clinical area for junior doctors to focus on their wellbeing. These can offer:
  • a separate area just to take time out

  • opportunities have something to eat or drink

  • wellbeing tools eg mindfulness resources

  • a direct telephone link to a psychological clinician able to provide real time support.

Through surveys, staff have reported that such schemes are highly valued.