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Doctors' well-being

BMA Counselling and Doctor Advisor Service

Docs 4 docs

Confidential, nationwide, non-stop advice and counselling for doctors and medical students.

Talk through any issues which may be worrying you in total privacy, confident that you are getting the best possible support.

Talk to someone in confidence

Listen to one doctor's story


Get free support and advice

Problems and issues at work can take hold of us at anytime, and can often feel difficult to manage on our own.

We provide free services through BMA counselling and the Doctor Advisor Service, providing on going support and advice to help you through difficult times

Listen to Dr Elliot King talk about how BMA counselling supported him when he needed it most.

Maintaining the Balance

2014 AMA CMA BMA International Conference on Physician Health

This year's conference was a great success.

Watch the webcasts of key sessions and get highlights from each day of the event.

Find out more

Support when you need it

Are you concerned about a colleague?

Many doctors find it hard to acknowledge their own health issues and put off seeking help.
What to look out for and how you can help

Reasonable adjustments

If you are a disabled student in medical training, find out what reasonable adjustments you can expect to assist you through your medical course and once you have qualified.
Learn more about what you can expect

'The first time I...'

Get real life advice on coping with the difficult situations you may encounter as a new or trainee doctor.
Read the stories

Dealing with discrimination

Discrimination can affect anyone. We've developed a new resource to help if it happens to you.
Find out what you can do

Find out how one doctor coped with depression


I was a GP at the time and had been feeling increasingly stressed for the previous 12 months or so with consistently unpleasant and worrying physical symptoms.

Read the blog

GMC investigation support

Our Doctor Support Service offers confidential emotional support to doctors going through 'fitness to practice' procedures.

Find out more about this free, confidential service.

Doctor support service

Doctors in difficulty

See a full list of organisations which offer help and advice for doctors in difficulty on issues such as:

  • Addiction
  • Bereavement
  • Stress

Find out more


Tools for change

Find links to websites with helpful tools, calculators and guides on issues such as:

  • Drug use
  • Mental health conditions
  • Health and fitness

Use tools for change

Are you at risk?

Don't let your health suffer while you look after other people.

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