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University Hospitals Bristol

Support Available

Lead for Coaching, Mentoring and Wellbeing in Junior Doctors

Dr Rachel McCoubrie is a Consultant in Palliative Care and has 2 support roles

* Lead for mentoring, coaching and wellbeing in Drs

*Career support and mentor for junior doctors

Rachel is passionate and enthusiastic about support and wellbeing. If you would like to speak to someone in confidence about any work related or personal issues affecting your wellbeing then Rachel can be contacted via PGME or

Rachel is based in the education centre and works Monday-Wednesday.





Mara Balasco

Postgraduate Medical Education Administrator

Medical Education (PGME), UH Bristol Education & Research Centre


Kirsty Andrews

Deputy Postgraduate Medical Education Manager

PA to the Director of Medical Education

Education and Research Centre

Tel: 0117 342 0058



UH Bristol Workplace Wellbeing Team

Claire Haley, Mike Sheppard and Cathy Holloway support a holistic range of resources available for you at the hospital. These include workshops on stress, supporting wellbeing within your team, menopause; and self-help guides you can access on the WARD website. There is a wide variety of options to support psychological and physical wellbeing, and to help support a healthy lifestyle. Contact them at to find out more



Mr Jamshed Shabbir is Foundation Programme Director for F1 and a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon.

Jamshed can be contacted via PGME or on

or via Hope Douglas(secretary)

0117 3423549



Occupational Health

Available via the intranet or for more useful resources see 

or email

Claire Haley, Workplace Wellbeing Lead, and

Mike Sheppard, Workplace Psychological Wellbeing Lead

contact on




Return to training



Dr Kieron Rooney is  the Foundation Programme Director for F2 and a Consultant in Intensive Care and Anaesthetics.

Kieron can be contacted via PGME or on



Freedom to Speak Up Guardian

Pamela Wenger



Other Resources



Medical HR



Learning and Development

Staff Benefits



The Director for Medical Education is Dr Becky Aspinall

If you feel you need to speak to someone other than your FPD you can contact Becky via PGME or



Guardian of Safe Working

Ali Johnstone



COVID Wellbeing Support


The COVID wellbeing support guide:


New COVID wellbeing e-learning:


24/7 counselling, financial advice, legal advice, support & advice service: ‘Care first’: 24/7 telephone counselling service: 0800 174 319 

The Care first 'Lifestyle website' login details:

Username: uhb001

Password: stol1234


Excellent resources available to all NHS staff for free:


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Email or use the form below

Any communications between you and WARD will be treated in the strictest of confidence and only seen by our most senior WARD doctors on a need to know basis!

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