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Weston General Hospital

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 opposite the BRI in Bristol and works Monday-Wednesday.


Your contact at the Post Graduate Medical Education Centre is Leander Dearnley, who can be contacted on

or Tel: 01934 881316



Severn Deanery Careers Service

If you are a doctor training within the Severn PGME, you are entitled to access free careers information, advice and guidance. This section provides resources to help you, whatever point you are at in your career pathway

Further information can be found at



The Director of Medical Education at Weston is Miss Viola Mathew. She can be contacted via the PGME.



Occupational Health

Available via the intranet 




Mr Mike Bould is the Foundation Programme Director at Weston General Hospital. He can be contacted via the PGME.





Return to training/ Pastoral Tutor

Bee is a Consultant Surgeon and pastoral tutor. She has an extensive colleague and trainee support portfolio and is highly recommended by those who have been distressed & needing support. She has good contacts at the deanery and wider NHS & can usually listen and work out with out with you a place to go that will help. All conversations are confidential. Please do not hesitate to contact her or ask her to contact someone. Be kind to yourselves and take a few minutes each day to relax as much as you can.


Associate FPD

The Associate FPD at Weston is Dr Guru Hosdurga, who can be contacted via the PGME.



Professional Support Unit

The Severn Deanery has a Professional Support Unit which aims to promote trainee well-being and personal development. Their team can provide support and assistance in tackling obstacles or key transitions, whether they be professional or personal.

Further information can be found at

Contact the

Weston WARD Team


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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