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Self-care and wellbeing for junior doctors

Join fellow junior doctors for this one-day conference to learn how to help yourself and your colleagues in times of stress and difficulty.

Date: 21 February 2020

Location: Glasgow

Time: 10:00AM - 4:00PM

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You take care of patients, but do you take care of yourself? 

This one-day conference aims to help junior doctors be more aware of their emotional reactions to difficult and stressful situations, maintain a balance between their professional and personal lives, and learn how to help themselves and their colleagues in times of difficulty.

Chaired by Dr Chris Sheridan, co-chair of the Scottish junior doctors committee, we have a range of speakers and breakout sessions, with the aim of helping you find the tools to maintain a healthy work/life balance.


  • Dr Fiona Burton, consultant in emergency medicine, NHS Lanarkshire: 'Civility saves lives – calling it out with compassion'.
  • Lisa Curatolo, advanced retrieval practitioner, ScotSTAR, EMRS: 'Traumatic incidents and a busy life – how do you look after yourself?'
  • Dr Michael Moneypenny, director of the Scottish Centre for Simulation and Clinical Human Factors (SCSCHF) and consultant anaesthetist, NHS Forth Valley: 'Human factors – decision making under stress'.
  • Dr Mhairi Hepburn, consultant psychiatrist, NHS Tayside: 'Looking after your mental health as a foundation doctor and beyond'. 

Breakout sessions

  • Human factors – decision making under stress.
  • Introduction to yoga.
  • Introduction to mindfulness.
  • LTFT working – advice and networking.

The day will finish with a drinks reception, giving you the opportunity to network with fellow attendees. 

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BMA members (junior doctors): Free to attend - a £15 deposit is required to secure your place. This will be refunded to you after the event. 

Non-members: £45. This will be refunded if you join the BMA on the day.     

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Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
St Vincent Street
G2 5RJ



Hilary Ramsay

Email: [email protected]

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