If you are not sure how to act on a concern, you should get advice from:
British Medical Association
A trade union and professional association for doctors and medical students across the UK. Contact number: 0300 123 1233. Visit the BMA Website here.
General Medical Council
A Professional association that help protect patients and improve UK medical education and practice by supporting students, doctors, educators and healthcare providers. Confidential helpline: 01 6192 36399. Visit the GMC Website here.
A whistleblowing charity that advises and supports individuals and encourages safe whistleblowing. Contact number: 0203 117 2520. Visit the GMC Website here.
BMA Wellbeing Support Services
For all doctors and students: Professional confidential counsellors 24/7 (but not for diagnosis or crisis management). Contact number: 0330 123 1245. For more information click here.
Doctor Support Services
Doc Health (run by BMA and RMBF for all doctors)
Is a confidential, not for profit, psychotherapeutic consultation service for all doctors.They provide psychotherapy,self-referral, 6 sessions, has fee structure based on means to pay. For more information click here.
NHS Practitioner Health Programme
Free and confidential NHS service for doctors and dentists with issues relating to a mental health concern or addiction problems. Contact number:0300 030 3300. For more information click here.
For GPs and GP Trainees . Email: gphealth.nhs.uk. For more information click here.
Doctors Support Network
Sick Doctors Trust
Support and help for doctors, dentists and medical students who are concerned about their use of drugs or alcohol. The helpline is manned by doctors in recovery.For more information click here.
Many colleges have their own support networks for members
Advice for those students and doctors in financial difficulty, and grants for those in extreme hardship . For more information click here.
The Royal Medical Benevolent (RMBF).
They provide assistance for students and doctors in financial difficulty. For more information click here.
The Cameron Fund offers support to general practitioners and their dependents. They provide support to GPs and their families in times of financial need, whether through ill-health, disability, death or loss of employment.For more information click here.
Help me i'm a Doctor
is a portal to guide to appropriate financial help for students and doctors . For more information click here.
BMA Law (For BMA Members)
Set up by the British Medical Association to provide expert legal advice to the medical community. They provide support for work, home, family law. Tel 0300 123 2014 . For more information click here.