Upcoming Rounds

When your best isn't good enough

When your best isn't good enough

Thursday 29th February
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Microsoft Teams

Imposter Syndrome

Imposter Syndrome

Wednesday 20th March
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Lecture Theatre, QE Hospital
Teas & Coffees served from 12:00pm

Professional Boundaries (can we be friends?)

Professional Boundaries (can we be friends?)

Thursday 25th April
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Lecture Theatre, QE Hospital
Teas & Coffees served from 12:00pm

Difference of opinion (accepting a patient's decision)

Difference of opinion (accepting a patient's decision)

Thursday 23rd May
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Lecture Theatre, QE Hospital
Teas & Coffees served from 12:00pm

I'm human too: emotional and physical vulnerability in frontline staff

I'm human too: emotional and physical vulnerability in frontline staff

Wednesday 19th June
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Lecture Theatre, QE Hospital
Teas & Coffees served from 12:00pm

Topic TBA - Joint round with CNTW

Topic TBA - Joint round with CNTW

Date TBC
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Microsoft Teams

About Schwartz Rounds

Help us make Schwartz a success!

We always appreciate help in spreading the word and ensuring our colleagues are aware of upcoming rounds.

Here you'll find a link to the any promotional posters for upcoming rounds - as well as a button to request an invite to any upcoming round and a dedicated form to complete if you're interested in learning more about being a storyteller!

Schwartz Rounds

Schwartz Rounds

Schwartz Rounds sessions aim to help colleagues better understand the challenges and rewards of providing care. This is brought to life through your experiences, helping us each to better understand the respective roles we all play in the delivery of care. Evidence shows that staff who attend Rounds feel less stressed and less isolated – and all are invited to join us. 

Rounds are focused around a particular overarching theme and take place at Gateshead monthly. Themes can be broad and overarching or related to a particular case. Sessions can be held either in-person or via Microsoft Teams. For a list of upcoming sessions, please check the mental wellbeing news section or contact us.

Sessions last around one hour. The first 15-20 minutes will be led by 2-3 storytellers, who will share their experiences around the theme. Storyteller panels will ideally be built via a mix of clinical and non-clinical staff to help build well-rounded perspective amongst attendees. The remainder of the session will then be led by trained facilitators from within the Trust, who’ll lead an open discussion.

The focus of Schwartz Rounds is very much on reflection, and so discussion will be focused around this as opposed to problem solving. All sessions are a confidential space, with patient and staff identities protected and it clearly outlined that the room is a safe space. An added bonus is that Schwartz Rounds are also accredited with CPD Points, with all attendees receiving a certificate post-round.

The Point of Care Foundation

Hospice at Home

Team Time

Similar to Schwartz Rounds, Team Time provides a reflective space – with a key difference being that these sessions are held for the benefit of a particular team as opposed to being open invitation. Accordingly, topics are often more focused and may be more likely to be around a particular case or incident.

Team Time provides teams with a safe, facilitated forum that promotes the normalisation of vocalising emotions, the creation of a culture of openness and increasing connectedness.

These sessions tend to be virtual and last up to 45 minutes, with any member of the particular team invited to take part – regardless of role. That being said, not all members of a team must participate and team members who’d prefer to listen do not have to contribute to the discussion.

A trained facilitator will introduce the session alongside its aims and objectives, reiterating ground rules and the importance of confidentiality. Two team members will then share their reflections of the Team Time topic, before others in attendance are invited to share their thoughts.

The Point of Care Foundation

Learn more about the Point of Care Foundation and Schwartz Rounds, including FAQs and more.