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British Doctors and Dentists Group – A mutual support society for doctors and dentists who are recovering, or wish to recover, from addiction/dependency on alcohol or other drugs. www.bddg.org


British International Doctors Association – Where cultural or linguistic problems may be a contributing factor, doctors can access this health counselling panel. www.bidaonline.co.uk


BMA – A dedicated area for GP practices covering up to date guidance on service delivery, premises, staffing and partnerships. www.bma.org.uk/advice/employment/gp-practices


BMA: Doctors for doctors – Confidential BMA counselling.  Includes useful links to support services for addiction, bereavement and support, disabilities, equal opportunities, finances, legal issues, mental health, relationships, royal colleges and work. www.bma.org.uk/advice/work-life-support/your-wellbeing


BMA: Locum GP Handbook. www.bma.org.uk/advice/employment/contracts/sessional-and-locum-gp-contracts/locum-gp-handbook


BMA: GP Forward Viewwww.bma.org.uk/advice/employment/gp-practices/general-practice-forward-view


BMA Law – Independent, proactive legal advice for the medical community. bmalaw.co.uk


BMA: Salaried Handbook. www.bma.org.uk/advice/employment/contracts/sessional-and-locum-gp-contracts/salaried-gps-handbook

 

CQC Tips and mythbusters for GP practices. - Prof Nigel Sparrow OBE is CQC's Senior National GP Advisor. Here he clears up some common myths about our inspections of GP and out-of-hours services and shares agreed guidance to best practice.   https://www.cqc.org.uk/guidance-providers/gps/nigels-surgery-tips-mythbusters-gp-practices

Digital Health.net - Independent news, intelligence, events and leadership networks on health IT.  www.digitalhealth.net


Doctors Help - Financial support for doctors and their families.  www.doctorshelp.org.uk


Doctors' Support Network (DSN) - a fully confidential, friendly peer support group for doctors and medical students with mental health concerns including stress, burnout, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, psychoses and eating disorders. DSN is entirely funded by members' donations and receives no regular funding from any external source.  www.dsn.org.uk/home


GMC - Working with doctors Working for Patients. www.gmc-uk.org


GPHealth Service - The NHS GP Health Service: a confidential NHS service for GPs and GP trainees in England. gphealth.nhs.uk


General Practitioners Committee – The only body in the UK dealing with matters affecting NHS GPs, whether or not they are BMA members.  www.bma.org.uk/collective-voice/committees/general-practitioners-committee


Health Education England – Working across the east of England.  heeoe.hee.nhs.uk


Healthwatch Norfolk - The consumer champion for health and social care in the county; an independent organisation but with statutory powers.  www.healthwatchnorfolk.co.uk


LMC Buying Groups Federation - Free membership open to Local Medical Committees and GP practices across the UK. www.lmcbuyinggroups.co.uk/members


NHSE - Guidance and links to resources to support implementation of changes to General Medical Services (GMS), Personal Medical Services (PMS) and Alternative Provider Medical Services (APMS) contractual arrangements that will apply in England 2017/18. www.england.nhs.uk/gp/gpfv/investment/gp-contract


NHS Digital - data security and information governance - guidance designed to help health and care organisations meet the standards required to handle care information. digital.nhs.uk/data-security-information-governance


National Travel Health Network and Centre - Set up by the Department of Health in 2002 with the broad aim of Protecting the Health of British Travellers. It seeks to improve the quality of travel health advice given by GP practices, travel clinics, pharmacies and other healthcare providers, and provide up-to-date and reliable information for the traveller, travel industry and national government. nathnac.net


National Association of Primary Care – The leading membership organisation representing the interests of primary care professionals including general practitioners, nurses, practice staff, pharmacists, opticians and dentists. napc.co.uk/primary-care-home


Norfolk Safeguarding Children Board (NSCB) - is made up of statutory and voluntary partners who work with families and children. It is an independent organisation which makes sure that people working with children carry out their safeguarding responsibilities as required by the law. www.norfolklscb.org


Primary Care Commissioning Community Interest Company (PCC) - A not for profit organisation that shares the values of the NHS. PCC has supported the NHS since 2004 to cultivate knowledge, skills and capacity to develop primary care. www.pcc-cic.org.uk/about-us


Royal Medical Benevolent Fund – The UK charity for doctors, medical students and their families. www.rmbf.org


Sick Doctors’ Trust – A 24 hour helpline. Confidential intervention and advisory service for alcohol or drug addicted doctors, run by doctors for doctors. Can also provide support with GMC hearings. sick-doctors-trust.co.uk

The Cameron Fund - the GPs' own charity and the only medical benevolent fund that solely supports general practitioners and their dependents.  It provides support to GPs and their families in times of financial need, whether through ill-health, disability, death or loss of employment.  It helps those who are already suffering from financial hardship and those who are facing it. www.cameronfund.org.uk
 

Workplace Health & Wellbeing – a SEQOHS accredited Occupational Health provider. www.workplacehealthandwellbeing.co.uk