Launch of Dr Aiden Meade Annual Award
The Practitioner Health Matters Programme is delighted to announce the launch of the Dr Aiden Meade Annual Award. This award is aimed at exploring the issues relating to the mental health and wellbeing of Healthcare Professionals as well as promoting awareness of the PHMP service.
An undergraduate as well as a postgraduate prize will be awarded. Submissions may take the form of a traditional essay, an audit or a piece of non-sponsored original research. The winning submission may be published in any of the journals of the relevant representative and professional bodies and may also be published on the PHMP website.
The Practitioner Health Matters Programme was launched in 2015 and provides a confidential service to doctors, dentists and pharmacists who may be experiencing stress, burnout, mental health or substance use issues. This important service acknowledges that practitioners can often find it difficult to access appropriate and confidential medical help particularly when it relates to their own health and wellbeing.
The award is named in honour of Dr Aiden Meade who was one of the founding members and Chair of the Sick Doctor Trust for many years.