Your Educational Supervisor is available to assist you with any problems that arise during your training. You should meet your Educational Supervisor within the first two weeks of an attachment and thereafter at least every three months.
Each hospital has a College Tutor who has overall responsibility for the trainees in the department. If you have a problem that cannot be resolved by your Educational Supervisor please speak to your College Tutor. Your College Tutor is the link between your department and the Welsh School of Anaesthesia. If there is a problem that cannot be resolved locally the College Tutor will liaise with the WSA.
Other colleagues and peers
You may feel most comfortable discussing and debriefing with a clinical supervisor, trusted consultant/SAS doctor/senior trainee or a peer. You can also seek further advice from your ES/CT or any of the organisations listed below.
There are trainee reps for Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3 and for Less Than Full Time Trainees (LTFT).
See Contact Info page for up to date contact details.
Professional Support Unit
The Professional Support Unit supports all doctors in training whose performance has been affected for any reason and can be contacted for advice and guidance regarding any issues affecting progression through training. You can be referred to the Professional Support Unit by the School or you can request a referral yourself via e-mail: HEIW.ProfessionalSupport@wales.nhs.uk or telephone 03300 584211. They will invite you to a confidential meeting to discuss your situation or any issues raised and offer appropriate support.
The School Leads for Professional Support are:
Core Trainees - Dr Haitem Maghur, Haitem.Maghur@wales.nhs.uk
Specialist Trainees - Dr Val Hilton, Valerie.Hilton@wales.nhs.uk
Association of Anaesthetist Wellbeing Resources
The Association of Anaesthetists have developed a wealth of resources to maintain wellbeing and offer support to all anaesthetic doctors. Please follow this AoA link for further information.
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Canopi offers a free and confidential mental health support service for social and health care staff in Wales.
They can offer various levels of mental health support including:
Support from Wellbeing Allies
Virtual and face-to-face therapies with accredited specialists.