What's Up Doc?
Our new campaign highlights the importance of support for doctors under pressure
Doctors deal with difficult situations every day. High case loads, intense professional scrutiny and long working hours are just some of the challenges they face in their day to day work. At the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund, we support hundreds of doctors, medical students and their families every year who find themselves in difficulty, whether through illness, injury, bereavement or disability. Recently we have seen an increase in mental health issues among those applying for our help, as well as many younger doctors under the age of 40 seeking support.
That’s why we’ve launched the What’s Up Doc? campaign to raise awareness of the difficulties doctors face, and to highlight the importance of care and support for those working under increasing pressure.
Download our new guide for doctors seeking help and advice, authored by Dr Richard Stevens, coach with the Thames Valley Professional Support Unit
Find RMBF Volunteers in your area, read more about the work they do and find out how you can help support doctors in need
In January, we surveyed over 1,300 doctors about the pressures they face. Read all the findings and download our campaign infographic
A special What's Up Doc? newsletter giving all the details on the campaign - ideal for sharing with colleagues
Watch highlights from our roundtable debate supported by MDDUS