SAS Doctors' and Dentists' Programme - Taking Control of Your Time and Work : Increase Your Productivity



Dr Rachel Morris has developed the ‘Shapes Toolkit a resilience programme for healthcare professionals.   One element of this toolkit explores the challenge of time and workload. 


Work overload is the single biggest cause of stress at work and this workshop looks at how to deal with the overwhelm caused by increasing workload. We use the prioritisation grid as a way to prioritise tasks and use it to identify at those things that are regularly cropping up as ‘urgent’ and blocking our productivity and creativity. Using the Zone of Power, we then look at what we can do to be proactive to stop these things taking up so much of our time, how we can maintain more focus and plan to do the important things that never seem to get done.

 This workshop is a great way to identify and start to address some of those things that might be causing increased workload and reduced productivity and to have great discussions about how to help ourselves and each other focus on the really important stuff. 


Learning Outcomes

  • Build resilience around managing your workload.
  • Identify tools to better manage workload.
  • Explore the importance of self care in your role.


GMC Capabilities

Domain 1 - Professional Values and Behaviours


This workship is only open to SAS Doctors and Dentist working HSC Trusts and Agencies and is limited to 40 participants.




Delivered virtually via Zoom by Dr Rachel Morris, GP, Coach and host of the ‘You Are Not A Frog’ podcast.


Thursday 2 December 2021 (3 – 5pm.)

Tuesday 22 January 2022 (3 - 5pm)

To apply go to Course Dates & Venues Tab and click 'Apply'.



Dr Rachel Morris, is a GP now working as an Executive Coach and Trainer and host of the popular ‘You are Not a Frog’ podcast which shares life hacks for busy professionals so they can beat burnout and work happier, which has been featured in the Apple Top 100 UK Business Chart.  Rachel knows what it’s like to feel overwhelmed and one crisis away from not coping. She believes that you don’t need to dramatically change careers to thrive in your 9-5 (or 8-8) but there are simple things you can do and changes you can make that will make a HUGE amount of difference.

Rachel now specialises in resilience in the workplace for doctors and professionals in high stress jobs and created the Shapes Toolkit Resilience Training Programme which helps people to make the most of their one wild and precious life (thank you Mary Oliver!).


Rachel’s online communities include the Permission to Thrive CPD membership for doctors and the Resilient Team Academy membership for Busy Leaders in healthcare and other high stress organisations.   Rachel is also a Red Whale Lead. Manage. Thrive! Course author and presenter, and a tutor for the University of Cambridge Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Education.


Rachel lives in Cambridge with her family and cats and can be found playing tennis, learning to ice skate (badly) and out on her road bike. She loves silent discos, going to music festivals and hanging out in coffee shops.



twitter @DrRachelMorris




This session is supported by the Department of Health

There are currently no dates scheduled for this course, if you would like to submit an expression of interest please contact us.