Health and Wellbeing Support

Dr Chowhan

Local support

Colchester Medical Society set up a support group for doctors of all grades, permanent or locum staff then please contact colmedsocsec@gmail if you are interested in participating.

CMS Support Group GP Career Support

Contact your local Primary Care Workforce Team

If you have a question about a local scheme or specific support available in any of the STP areas within Essex, please contact the local Primary Care Workforce Team | Training Hub:

North East Essex CCG: phyllis.anderson@suffolk.nhs.uk

West Essex CCG: suzi.mccarthy@nhs.net | 01992 566140 Ext 1464

Mid Essex, Basildon & Brentwood, Thurrock, Castlepoint & Rochford, Southend CCGs (Mid & South STP): cprccg.gp.workforce@nhs.net | 01268 464606

National support

NHS GP Health Service

The NHS GP Health service is a free and confidential health service for GPs and trainee GPs, who may be experiencing mental health and addiction issues. The service launched in January 2017 and has already seen over 1,000 GPs access the service.

The service has a number of clinical services available to access – from face to face psychological therapies to peer group sessions – the service can also provide support more remotely using online tools and tailoring the support to the needs of the GP where possible.

The service is confidential and can be accessed between 8am-8pm weekdays and 8am-2pm weekends.

More information on how the service can be accessed can be found here: www.gphealth.nhs.uk or by calling 0300 0303 300.

Other support services available include:

Doctors Support Network – www.dsn.org.uk/

DocHealth – www.dochealth.org.uk/

Royal Medical Benevolent Fund – www.rmbf.org/

Cameron Fund – www.cameronfund.org.uk/

BMA Doctors Advisor Service – www.bma.org.uk/advice/work-life-support/your-wellbeing/bma-counselling-and-doctor-advisor-service

BMA Doctor Support Service – www.bma.org.uk/advice/work-life-support/your-wellbeing/doctor-support-service

Family Doctor Association – www.family-doctor.org.uk

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