The Anaesthesia Journal Podcast

‘Dear Doctor’: a randomised controlled trial of a text message intervention to reduce burnout in trainee anaesthetists

February 20, 2022

Joining us today we have the authors of a new paper reporting the effect of a text message intervention on burnout in trainee anaesthetists.

First we have Emily Larson who is a Senior Advisor at The Behavioural Insights Team. Emily has worked on reducing burnout and increasing wellbeing with physicians, educators and children. We also have Dr Alix Brazier who is also a Senior Advisor at The Behavioural Insights Team and currently leads BIT’s work applying behavioural insights to improve healthcare. Alix is also a PhD student at Imperial College, London, who also supported this research.

Finally, we have Dr Yihan Xu who is a research advisor at The Behavioural Insights Team and she designs and runs rapid online or field trials to inform and improve the delivery of government services in public health and education, for clients like the Department of Health and Social Care, the NHS, the Education Endowment Foundation, and the Ministry of Defence.

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