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Welfare and financial assistance for healthcare professionals

The following is a list of contacts which all healthcare professionals may find to be useful. They cover those organisations that provide welfare or financial assistance either to healthcare professionals only or to the public as a whole.

If you are aware of any organisations who might also prove to be of assistance to colleagues in the healthcare professions and are not included on this list, please email their details to us at and we will consider including them.


UK: 08457 90 90 90
ROI: 1850 60 90 90

Alcoholics Anonymous

National Helpline: 0845 769 7555
Where to find an AA meeting –

Narcotics Anonymous

0845 373 3366 or 020 7730 0009
Where to find a NA meeting –

BMA Counselling Service

A service offered to all BMA members open 24 hours a day 365 days a year

Telephone: 08459 200 169 (calls charged at local rates)

British Doctors and Dentists Group

Provides support and assistance for doctors and dentists in recovery from alcohol or drug abuse.

Telephone: 01252 316976

Offer assistance to GMC registered doctors by providing support through their online discussion forum. They also provide access to online educational material that can assist with CPD.

Telephone: 01235 828400
Fax: 01235 862791

BMA Charities Trust Fund

Provide help with:

  • One-off grants/loans to doctors in distress
  • PLAB I & II and GMC registration
  • Fees for students studying medicine as a second degree. Help is also available to doctors
  • Needs relating to terminal health care.

Telephone: 0207 3836334/6142

Cameron Fund

The Cameron Fund can provide help and assistance to GPs and/or their dependents by providing one off grants/loans, regular ongoing support and student awards for children of beneficiaries.

The Royal Medical Benevolent Fund

The RMBF can offer support to all GMC registered doctors. This can be in the form of financial support if the doctor has little income or savings – for instance while retraining to return to work or if unable to work due to age, accident or illness. They can also offer advice and counselling.

Support for Doctors

An extremely useful site with a number of links to various organisations that can assist doctors with a variety of problems.

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