The College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland is committed to supporting Trainees wellbeing throughout their working life. The College advises Trainees to monitor their physical and emotional wellbeing and to seek assistance early if they have any concerns or feel they are experiencing significant stress. It is important to adhere to the medical advice and management plans of the doctors who support you. Remember to prioritise your own health and wellbeing so that you can in turn support the patients in your care.

The Importance of GP Support

We advise Trainees to make sure they have registered with a General Practitioner, who is neither a friend nor a family member and who will ensure that professional boundaries are maintained in all decision making. Though you will have your own thoughts on diagnosis and appropriate interventions, bring an open mind to the consultation and just ‘be a patient’. Most GPs are very comfortable with treating doctors as patients and are registered with the HIP Network. You may contact the network to find the name of such a GP in your area if you have not already registered. The ICGP have also established a National GP Directory for NCHDs, Trainees and Interns.  It lists GPs who have indicated that they have capacity to register NCHDs, trainees and interns seeking a GP within their locality during their clinical rotations.  Please click here for further information.

College Supports

Designated Tutor within each Training Site
Directors of Training: Contact Dr Camillus Power & Dr Eilis Condon
Training Department: Contact Jennie Shiels
Exams Department: Contact Ruth Flaherty
CAI Wellness Committee: Co-chairs Dr Michelle Duggan & Dr Padraig Sheeran
Committee of Anaesthesiology Trainees: Contact Dr Darragh O’Reilly
Lead Anaesthesiology Trainee Co-ordinator: Contact Dr Donal Roche

HSE Supports

General Practitioner HIP Network
HSE Workplace Health and Wellbeing Unit – Contact Dr Lynda Sisson
The Employee Assistance and Counselling Service (EACS) EACS
Pieta House or call 188 247 247
Samaritans  or call 01 116 123
Your Mental Health
Practitioner Health Matters

Association of Anaesthetists

Wellbeing & Supports: Information and advice on wellbeing for doctors from the Association of Anaesthetists please click here.