Primary Care UK: Let's Learn Together

Stress & Wellbeing in the Primary Care setting

April 16, 2022 Munir Adam; Nirja Joshi Season 1 Episode 3
Primary Care UK: Let's Learn Together
Stress & Wellbeing in the Primary Care setting
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THIS EPISODE discusses the problem of stress affecting primary care staff and the ways to achieve wellbeing.  

Working in healthcare can be so rewarding and yet stress in the workplace is so common.  If you haven't been affected yourself, you surely know someone who has.  Individually and collectively we all need to understand stress and wellbeing better so that we can contribute to making our workplaces more enjoyable, improve productivity and prevent burnout.

Munir Adam speaks with Dr Nirja Joshi to learn about this topic, discussing:

  • what we mean by Stress, Wellbeing and Burnout; 
  • how to recognise it, 
  • why it's so common, 
  • why the situation is quite desperate in the NHS, 
  • what strategies we can employ at work, 
  • what changes we can make ourselves, 
  • and where to turn for help. 

Dr Nirja Joshi is a GP and co-founder of The WorkWell Doctors who help to support the wellbeing of NHS staff.  Nirja also works as a dance teacher and volunteers for a charity, Duty to Care, who help provide therapy to NHS workers.

This episode was produced in partnership with North-East London Training Hub.

  • Workplace Wellbeing webinars for healthcare staff:
  • Free therapy for NHS staff:
  • 10 minute Zumba (RCGP dance workout):
  • Looking after you too:
  • Practitioner Health: Email: 
  • Frontline 19 (including Hope 19) - Free and confidential service for frontline workers:
  • Professional Support Unit (London):


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Is this for you?
The Workplace stress problem
Recognising stress & burnout
Stress is inevitable?
Wellbeing explained
Workplace wellbeing
Caring for yourself
Final comments