Supporting Health & Wellbeing at SASHSASH is responsible for ensuring that the provision of careers support for all trainees is of an adequate standard. We also see it as our responsibility to ensure that you feel well supported emotionally and mentally. Career & Welfare Support Home
SASH Our Occupational Health practitioners are able to offer health and wellbeing advice to all Trust staff in the following areas:
- Blood pressure
- Weight and BMI assessment
- Healthy lifestyle advice
- Giving up smoking
- Work-life balance and emotional wellbeing
To contact them and / or make an appointment you need to access their support pages through the Trust intranet.
Doctor in training personal account of management of mental health illness
Core medical trainee Dr Carys Fleming openly shares and highlights the medical profession’s ‘tick box’ approach to trainee wellbeing, and questions whether it can be doing more to recognise health issues in students whose focus is on helping others.
Sleep Deprivation and Fatigue
We understand the challenges that supporting our patients 24 hours a day, 365 days a year has on our workforce, who are required to work varying shift patterns to provide this care.We are working hard to review rotas, and rest and facilities available to you, to support you as much as possible in keeping you fit and well.
Above you will find an interesting video to watch, which is 16 minutes long, which explains in more detail how working nights affects your ability to function normally.
There is also an article by Michael Farquhar giving tips and advice on how to manage the effects of shift work on your health and a report by the BMA on fatigue and sleep deprivation, which we encourage you all to read.
Some of this will get covered in your induction, but there will not be time for all articles to be discussed
New Parent Group
At SASH we are keen to support all new parent’s with the challenge of managing a new child into their lives as well as juggling a busy training rotation.
Those who choose to join this group meet and support each other via WhatsApp. Strategic Medical Education Manager Tina Suttle-Smith can help with providing local advice, advice on less than full time working, and links to additional support groups including occupational health.
SaSH are committed to giving their employees access to many activities, to aid in staff fitness and wellbeing.
Is located in Princes Road, Redhill, RH1 6JJ. It is £26 per month with an initial £15 for a gym induction (prices correct as of 26/07/18).
Is located above Sainsbury’s in Redhill, Warwick Quadrant, RH1 1NN. It is £18.99 per month (prices correct as of 26/07/18) there is no induction but there are trainers around to help if needed. It also offers free Wi-Fi as well as free parking. There is a discount for NHS staff all you need to do is take proof of NHS employment and talk to a member of management on arrival.
Donyngs Leisure Centre
Is located on Linkfield Lane, Redhill, RH1 1DP. The Better NHS Corporate membership is £37 per month (prices correct as of 19/12/18). This is an all-inclusive membership which allows members access to the gym, fitness classes and the swimming pool. It also includes a personalised fitness induction and exercise programme.
Anti-bullying and undermining
If you are feeling uncomfortable with the way you are treated or the behaviours you witness, please come and speak to the PGME team.
Looking After You
Register with local GP
If you are new to the area that you are living in and wish to register with a local GP, please follow the links below for more information.