Research Consortium


NHS PH 8-year outcomes of doctors treated for substance use and addiction disorder

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Research is essential to us to be able to understand which treatments work better for patients, develop new ways of delivering our service and to demonstrate the outcomes and impact we are having when we provide care. We work with researchers through our consortium and with our European provider network to help understand how practitioner health services can improve the mental health and wellbeing of the workforce.

If you are interested in working with us on a research topic please read our research guidelines and considering joining our consortium or European network.

Research guidelines 


A study to identify working conditions and work cultures associated with psychological distress and suicidality among junior doctors working in the NHS.

We are supporting a study carried out by medical research colleagues at a group of universities into the contribution of working conditions to psychological distress, self harm and suicidality in junior hospital doctors. This is a qualitative interview based study with good back up in place in case any difficult issues arise. 

Eligible doctors are junior doctors working in NHS hospital settings from foundation up to but not including consultant or associate specialist/trust grades. GP registrars currently working in/or within 6 months of working in hospital posts would be eligible, but not GP registrars or salaried/principal GPs now established in primary care.

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Study Invitaion 

Other research projects that may interest you

The projects and studies listed below are being led by academics and organisations outside of NHS Practitioner Health, but focus on issues related to the mental health and wellbeing of clinicians and health professionals. Please contact the study leads for more information. We will only include studies in this section which have ethics approval and meet the objectives of our own organisation.


Online research surveylooking at developing a Core Outcome Set of Wellbeing measures for doctors      

Online survey based study looking at the impact of covid-19 on healthcare professionals physical and emotional wellbeing – national study open to all  healthcare professionals   

Organisations involved

Centre for Workforce Wellbeing, a collaboration between Health Education England and  University of Southampton

Queen Mary University London

Contact/Further information

Dr Gemma Simons                  




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