GP Health Services
NHS GP Health Service
This was launched in January 2017 as an NHS service for GPs and GP trainees in England. It provides free, confidential help with issues relating to a mental health concern, including stress or depression, or an addiction problem, in particular where these might affect work. The service operates on a self-referral basis and is provided by health professionals specialising in mental health support to doctors. It is available in various locations across England.
Tel: 0300 0303 300 (Mon - Fri 8am - 8 pm Sat 8am - 2pm)
Please note the service is not for emergency or crisis issues.These should be directed to mainstream NHS services.
This service offers confidential help with issues such as Stress, Bullying, GMC issues, Relationship issues, Alcohol or Substance abuse, Debt and Depression.
It is staffed by professional telephone counsellors who are all members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. By seeking constructive and supportive help from the service, you may identify ways of addressing the root causes of your problem, develop strategies to reduce the impact of the consequences and rebuild your self-confidence.
Tel: 0330 123 1245 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
Doctor Advisor Service
This service runs alongside BMA Counselling giving doctors and medical students in distress or difficulty the choice of speaking in confidence to another doctor. Doctor Advisors do not provide diagnoses or treatment, although inevitably any interaction will have a therapeutic aspect.
Tel: 0330 123 1245 (ask for a Doctor Advisor)
Published 11th March 2018