Practitioner Health

Practitioner Health is a confidential, free, NHS treatment service for doctors and dentists who are unable to access confidential care through mainstream NHS routes due to the nature of their role and/or health condition. Doctors and Dentists in England can access services via self-referral. 

The Service supports doctors and dentists working or looking to return to clinical practice in England who are suffering with a mental health concern, including stress or depression, or an addiction issue. Any doctor or dentist in England can self-refer to this service.

Physician health services

Health Professionals

This service can help doctors, and dentists with a range of issues including:

  • Common and more complex mental health conditions
  • Mental health conditions relating to a physical health issue
  • Substance misuse including support for community detoxification
  • Rehabilitation and support to return to work after a period of mental ill-health.

Practitioner Health is aware that doctors, dentists often find it difficult to access mainstream mental health or addictions services due to fears that they will not receive a truly confidential service. As a patient of the services you have the right to request that your status as a practitioner patient of the service is known only to you and the service.

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