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What we do

Help that makes a difference

The RMBF provides support for doctors and their families through all stages of their career and beyond. Our help ranges from financial assistance in the form of grants to a telephone befriending scheme for those who may be isolated and in need of support.

Guided by the profession

The majority of our Board and our volunteers come from a medical background. This means that as an organisation we understand the unique pressures facing doctors on a day to day basis.

Funded by medical families

The RMBF relies on voluntary donations. The money we raise to support doctors and their families comes from fellow doctors and their families. Without the help of our generous donors we could not continue to provide vital support to the medical profession.

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Who we help

Every year the RMBF helps hundreds of doctors, medical students and their family members who are in serious hardship due to age, illness, injury or bereavement.
We provide support to doctors of all specialties and at all stages of their careers.

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How we help

Regular monthly grants

To help towards day-to-day living costs

Back to work awards

Retraining costs, professional fees and childcare costs for those returning to work after illness

Medical student grants

Grants for medical students facing exceptional hardship, to assist with essential living expenses while studying

Financial advice

Our beneficiaries can access a money advisor for debt management help and other financial advice

Student money advice

Our dedicated advisers can answer your student finance queries

Refugee doctor grants

If you are a refugee doctor retraining to practise medicine in the UK, we may be able to help with a one off award

PhoneFriend support

Our PhoneFriend volunteers provide regular friendly chats over the phone offering emotional support to our beneficiaries

DocHealth

RMBF and BMA's confidential support service for doctors experiencing mental health issues

Latest news

All the latest updates on our programmes, campaigns and activities.

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