Burnout in the primary care workforce seems to be at an all-time high, both locally and nationally. The GP Support Programme provides bespoke support for you when you need it.
This service is confidential and free for GP members of Pegasus, providing:
- A safe environment
- A focus on you and your patients’ well-being, and keeping you both safe
- A programme individualised to suit your needs
- Three free counselling / psychology appointments, alongside GP Peer support
- Self-referral or referral from colleagues.
Our support programme is designed to support you in your role as a GP. It’s a confidential service which you can access either through self-identification or through referral as the result of information received from other health professionals, or patients, or after review of prescribing or other data.
Our Programme is supported by experienced GPs who provide one-on-one pastoral care and is overseen by the GP Support Committee.
For GPs – how to refer to the GP Support Programme
- Read the GP Support Programme brochure (PDF) to find out more about what the programme offers. The brochure contains contact information to make a referral for yourself or someone else.
- Choose from the list of recommended therapists (PDF)
- Book to see your chosen therapist and provide them with the unique code. You should have received a code by email from Pegasus Health, but please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you did not receive an email.
- Personal therapy and supervision can also be used as part of meeting MOPS requirements with the RNZCGP. To meet this requirement, the therapist will need to complete the MOPS form online. You will receive a notification of this, which you must keep for your reference if the College requires you to supply verification.
For therapists – how to apply for reimbursement for counselling sessions
After providing a session, you will need to apply online for reimbursement, using the unique code provided by the practitioner.
You can apply for reimbursement session by session, or after the three sessions have been provided – just follow the prompts in the online form to choose the number of sessions you’re claiming for at that time.
Personal therapy and supervision can also be used as part of meeting MOPS requirements with the RNZCGP. To meet this requirement, you (as the therapist) will need to complete the MOPS form online.
- Burnout tips for the professionally flammable (RNZGP)
- Burnout is about your workplace, not your people (Harvard Business Review)
If you’ve used the GP Support Programme, let us know how you found it by filling out a short online survey.