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GPST inductionThere are a wealth of resourses for supporting you in your Training


For those specific to Pennine look at the Pennine GP Training HEE website (click)


In the UK if you have a prolonged period out of training (>3 months) there is a service to help support your return to training. The purpose of this Supported Return to Training Guidance (SuppoRTT) is to improve patient safety and quality of care, whilst giving trainees an opportunity to regain their confidence and previously acquired skills more quickly and safely


Useful support Services

The NHS Practitioner Health Service is a confidential NHS service for GPs and GP trainees in England.

The NHS Practitioner Health Service can 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 is self-referral. It is provided by health professionals specialising in mental health support to doctors and is available in various locations across England.

Access the service by emailing us on  or by calling 0300 0303 300. The service is available 8am – 8pm Monday – Friday and 8am – 2pm Saturday.

Please note the service is not for emergency or crisis issues. These should be directed to mainstream NHS.



Helpful National Organisations

BMA Counselling Service 
The BMA offers a wealth of wellbeing services to memebers (click)

British Doctors’ and Dentists’ Group 
A network of support groups of recovering medical and dental drug and alcohol users. Students are also welcome (click)

Doctors’ Support Network and Doctors’ SupportLine 
Self-help organisations for doctors with or who have recovered from mental illness. 

Sick Doctors’ Trust 
A pro-active service, self-help organisation for addicted physicians. 
Tel: 0870 444 5163 
website: www.sick-doctors-trust.co.uk National Counselling Service.

The Doctors Support Group
A support group for any medical professional or dentist facing suspension, exclusion, investigation of complaints, or allegations of professional misconduct.

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