Australia now has its first Chief Medical Wellness Officer. Fantastic work Dr Bethan Richards and all at RPA BPTOK. Change is afoot!

Feb 25, 2019 | Doctors' Health in the News, Health and Promotion

We’ve appointed Australia’s first Chief Medical Wellness Officer to drive cultural and systemic change in health, and...

Posted by Sydney Local Health District on Saturday, 9 February 2019

We’ve appointed Australia’s first Chief Medical Wellness Officer to drive cultural and systemic change in health, and reduce stress and burnout among junior and senior doctors.
Dr Bethan Richards has been leading our wellbeing pilot program for basic physician trainees since 2017 and, with funding from NSW Health, will now roll it out to all doctors across RPA, Concord, Canterbury and Balmain hospitals.
She will also head up the nation’s first Wellness Centre for doctors based on the world-leading Stanford University model.
This model will allow us to immediately support those in need while effecting more long-term change.
Bethan joins Nicolas Yu, who has been delivering wellness programs to our nursing staff for several years.
Thanks also to Dr Louise Ward and Dr Brian Fernandes for their support.
Story is in The Sunday Telegraph.

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