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Schwartz Round two!

It’s only two weeks until our second ever Schwartz Round at DCHS. As an organisation committed to your wellbeing at work, we want to provide this structured forum where staff from all backgrounds, clinical and non-clinical, come together to discuss the emotional and social aspects of working in healthcare.
The purpose of Schwartz Rounds is to understand the challenges and rewards that are intrinsic to providing care; they are not about group problem solving or purely focused on the clinical aspects of care. They have widely proven to help staff feel more supported in their jobs, allowing them the time and space to reflect with their peers. Evidence shows that staff who take part in Schwartz Rounds feel less stressed and isolated while gaining a greater insight and appreciation for each other’s roles. They also help to reduce hierarchies between staff and to focus attention on relational aspects of care.
Dates right through until January are listed below. If you’re keen to get involved please contact Debbie Woolliscroft –  
24 November, 13:00-14:30
Oakland Village, Hall Farm Road, Swadlincote DE11 8ND
Title – the patient I will never forget
8 December, 13:00-14:30
London Road Community Hospital, Derby DE1 2QY   
Title – the patient I will never forget
12 January, 13:00-14:30
Arkwright Centre, Hardwick Drive, Arkwright Town, Chesterfield S44 5BS
Title – when even your best is not good enough