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Cameron Fund

The Cameron Fund is the only medical benevolent charity which solely supports general practitioners and their dependents. We provide support to GPs and their families in times of financial need, whether through ill-health, disability, death or loss of employment. We help those who are already...

Doc Health: a new confidential support service for doctors

Doctors battling stress-related anxiety and depression will have access to a new specialist-led support service, a joint venture from the RMBF and the British Medical Association (BMA). DocHealth, a self-referral service available to all doctors in the UK, aims to provide confidential,...

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

All staff employed by practices in Kent and Medway are able to access the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). This is provided by Health Assured. It is a confidential employee benefit designed to help primary care colleagues deal with personal and professional problems that could be affecting...

General Practice Resilience Programme

NHS England has published details of its General Practice Resilience Programme. This document sets out the extent of NHS England's commitment to supporting and stabilise practices in difficulty. The programme will benefit from £40m investment over 4 years. In 2016/17 there is £16m availabe to...

GP Career Support Pack (September 2018)

As part of GP retention efforts, NHS England, RCGP and the BMA have developed a GP Career Support Pack that sets out support available at different stages of a GP’s career (e.g. first five, mid-career, nearing retirement, taking a career break and / or needing extra support). The pack is...

GP Induction and Refresher Scheme (April 2015)

New national GP Induction and Refresher scheme A new national GP Induction and Refresher scheme will be launched today and will go live from 1 April 2015. The new scheme is part of the GP workforce 10 point action plan, launched in January by NHS England, Health Education England, the RCGP and...

GP Retention Scheme (Updated September 2018)

The GP Retention Scheme is a package of financial and educational support to help doctors, who might otherwise leave the profession, remain in clinical general practice. The GP Retention Scheme replaces the Retained Doctors Scheme 2016. The scheme continues to be managed jointly by the local...

HEKSS General Practice Mentoring Scheme

The KSS Deanery has run a mentoring scheme since 1995. A Mentor can offer: to support GPs through change help in the development of their careers discuss any current professional concerns provide space and time to reflect on and evaluate their work help in identifying further learning...

Jury Service

Advice for medical practitioners receiving a jury summons.

NHS GP Health Service - May 2017

The NHS GP Health Service is a confidential NHS service for GPs and GP trainees in England. The GP Health Service can help doctors with issues relating to a mental health concern, including stress or depression, or an addiction problem, in particular where these might affect work. For further...

Sick Doctors Trust

The Sick Doctors Trust is an independent charitable trust, established in 1996. They provide early intervention and treatment for doctors suffering from addiction to alcohol or other drugs, thus protecting patients while offering hope, recovery and rehabilitation to affected colleagues and...

Workforce

BAME and Covid-19 Emerging data indicates that people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are being disproportionally affected by Covid19. The BMA has called upon the NHS to introduce an effective system of risk assessment for all doctors, including those from a BAME...

You Okay Doc? supporting Doctors' Mental Health

You Okay Doc? support Doctors' Mental Health through services like The Huddle, but also empowering Doctors' Wellbeing through bespoke mental and emotional health aids. For further information or to contact them please click HERE