Perhaps you are feeling like you’re struggling to balance both work and personal commitments? Or maybe you feel overwhelmed, or that you’re approaching burnout?
National support for doctors and dentists includes
NHS GP Health Service – a free and confidential health service, established in 2017 for doctors and dentists, experiencing mental health and addiction issues. On the 1 October 2019 this service was expanded to include all doctors and dentist working in England and was renamed NHS Practitioner Health.
The service has a number of clinical services available from face to face psychological therapies to peer group sessions. It can also provide support more remotely using online tools and tailoring the support to the needs of the doctors and dentists.
The service is confidential and can be accessed between 8am-8pm weekdays and 8am-2pm weekends.
More information can be found on the Practitioner Health website or by calling 0300 0303 300.
Other support services available include:
- Peer Support Network
- Doctors Support Network
- Royal Medical Benevolent Fund
- Cameron Fund
- BMA Doctors Advisor Service
- BMA Doctor Support Service
- Family Doctor Association
This information sheet is relevant primarily to NHS England responsible officers.
Released October 2018.