Recent Posts by Kate Little

Three good things

Holiday season. We are stuck in traffic at a standstill on the A303. Grey cloud and rain. Kids bickering in the back. “Daft Punk”, our holiday music, blaring from the speakers in defiance of it all. We will enjoy this holiday… Holiday season. We are stuck in traffic at a standstill on the A303. Grey cloud…
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Keep on spinning – the journey to wellbeing

Dr Kate Little from Physician Burnout has advice for us on how to look after ourselves using the "Wheel of Wellbeing” model. Many of us will be familiar with patients who have recovered from an episode of mental ill-health, who are fearful of coming off medication or of anything that might rock the boat. There…
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Getting a good nights sleep

Dr Kate Little talks about the links between sleep and health, the consequences of poor sleep, and how we can get better sleep. I was asked at my last appraisal if I was sleep deprived. When considering our health and fitness to practise, the Leicester Health Structured Reflective Template (SRT) suggests asking about sleep, along…
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Could physical activity be
 our miracle cure?

Dr Kate Little has recently been appointed as a GP Clinical Champion for Physical Activity for SE England. She discusses the health benefits of physical activity and the health risks of being sedentary, sharing some ideas around how we as clinicians could have conversations with our patients to encourage them to be more active and…
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New health service for GPs with mental health problems

Mental ill-health in doctors is a global phenomenon. Doctors experience more mental ill health and addiction than other professional groups. The numbers in the UK are high. A recent survey of 600 doctors by the Medical Protection Society (MPS), reported high levels of stress (75%), anxiety (49%), depression (32%) and suicidal feelings (13%). There are higher rates…
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